J. Mendel’s fall 2019 inspiration

For fall 2019, Gilles Mendel looked to Tim Walker’s evening gowns for inspiration. With whimsical deconstruction that used to be seen only at Parisian galas centuries ago, these gowns re-tell stories of times past and are infused with new energy of the younger generation.

The more polished look is not so much nostalgic as it is completely au courant. It endures the test of time and goes against disposable fashion today. With his dress-making heritage, Mendel masters materials to create rich textures and layers that are a visual feast. One of the best pieces in the collection is without doubt the confectionery pink princess dress.