Italian creators’ showrooms for the Paris Fashion Week :
Isabel Benenato at the Showroom Tournelle
After showcasing her menswear collection earlier this year, Italian creator Isabel Benenato is back in Showroom Tournelle for the women’s Paris Fashion Week. There, and for the whole week, she will exhibit what she calls her “suits of armor”. Timeless clothing with straight cuts and intimidating silhouettes, that are neither rigid nor severe. With very distinct black and white contrasts, as well as rare but bold colors, the creator’s works seem to exist in a limbo space, a constant in-between. The bodies are widened by the large pieces, but never seem to be drowning in them. Isabel Benenato, as she artfully mixes shadows and mystery with the Neapolitan class that characterizes her work, brings something punk to the classic “armor”. Contrasts and opposites (which always attract) are the creator’s signature. They are what make her pieces unique, and recognizable amongst all others.
It is once again at the Showroom Tournelle that the brand will exhibit its collection during the Paris Fashion Week. The atypical building, which dates back from the first empire, has a large surface area of 115sqm, fitting perfectly for fashion showrooms and exhibitions. Its four double windows overlook a verdant courtyard, which provides great lighting to the room. That same courtyard is an exceptional asset to the venue, giving it its calm and pleasant atmosphere in the heart of the Marais, an internationally renowned arts district.