At Couture Paris Fashion Week Lena Erziak presented their Mycélium Fall/Winter 2023-2024 Couture Collection at the Cathédrale Américaine de Paris. For the Mycélium Collection, Lena Erziak wanted to connect us all to each other, not only between human beings, but also to the whole living world.
Through the mycelium, a gigantic canvas of filaments as precise and delicate as a Haute Couture embroidery and a true specialist in connection and balance. It is the underground network of filiform branches growing under fungi and fungi, connecting each plant and tree, living and facilitating the exchange of nutrients, decomposing matter, regenerating the earth and even sequestering carbon.
Mycelium helps plants and trees to “communicate” and support each other. This is why mycelium is called “the internet of nature”; it is just as vast: for every step we take, there are about 450 km of mycelium that extend below the surface. The importance of communication between us, the only one capable of resolving conflicts and climate emergency.
A strong, colorful, sharp, very visual and irresistible collection. We find the flamboyance and strength of Maison Léna Erziak, which emphasizes even more the know-how of her little hands in her Parisian workshop: handmade pleated, feathers sewn one by one, silk taffeta, duchess satin, lava silk, vertiginous volumes and impeccably made.
About Lena Erziak
Created by sisters Hanna and Leona combined their first names for the moniker, creating Lena Erziak. Hanna is based in Paris and Leona resides in New York, both have homes in Marrakech. Raised by a seamstress mother who crafted intricately embroidered bridal caftans and a Master Potter for a father — they were deterred from pursuing the artistic fields.
In 2009, the duo debuted a collection of sophisticated handbags, garnering praise from Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, InStyle, Vogue Japan, L’Officiel and Women’s Wear Daily, to name a few. Celebrity clients soon followed, including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Mamie Gummer, Eva Longoria and Diane Kruger. After a two year hiatus, Leona relaunched Lena Erziak in 2016 with sophisticated, meticulously crafted shoes handmade in Italy. With an eye on accessible luxury, she is shifting the business model to direct-to-consumer for Fall 1028 to make the high quality footwear collection more accessible and affordable. Lena Erziak is a bold, flirty, glamorous brand with an edge created by women for women. To learn more please visit: https://lenaerziak.com/.
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