Laurastar had the incredible opportunity to attend the unveiling of Guo Pei’s Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 collection, and be in the front row as well as backstage for all of its rare and radiant moments. Guo Pei unveiled the collection at the Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the magnificent glass courtyard where everyone is involved: the designer herself, models, make-up artists, technicians; every detail counts. For several years now, Guo Pei entrusts her pieces to the delicate soleplates of Laurastar’s ironing systems, so reliable and so powerful, to give each panel, each fold and each silhouette designed and created by this great artist the most beautiful sheen.
Ancestral and essential inspirations
Inspired by the style of the traditional Chinese imperial court, Guo Pei’s creativity is expressed in gold thread, handmade embroidery and long robes with trains. It is imprinted with floral, feminine symbols along with mythological symbols that evoke purity, life and death. Original and fragile fabrics complete this vision with high-quality craftsmanship. Thus, Guo Pei uses natural materials such as pineapple fibres, a precious material from the Philippines, and explores different sewing and folding techniques to create an individual, elegant and dreamlike world. Guo Pei entrusts the final touch of her creations to Laurastar, because nothing is more delicate than the final beautifying gesture when going from backstage into the spotlight.