Focus Designer: Azzedine Alaïa Archipel Capsule collection

The inspiration came in 1967 from the piece “Archipel”, composed by André Boucourechliev, which Christoph von Weyhe was listening to while painting in his studio.

Archipel capsule collection for women created by the artist and painter Christoph Von Weyhe conceived as an ode to the Freedom of nature, is translated into flowing dresses and summer prints.

Azzedine Alaïa: The vision

”Azzedine gave life to the vision of freedom in the drawings by turning them into jacquards and prints, which express the beauty of nature and Archipel, od a series of islands grouped together in one part of the sea” Christoph von Weyhe.

Azzedine Alaïa: The Legacy

Since 1964, Alaïa is a legendary Parisian Couture Maison, which, beyond fashion, reveals the power of femininity and the timelessness of beauty in the spirit of its namesake creator.  

Open to inspiration from all cultures and artistic fields, the free and uncompromising mind of Azzedine Alaia still imbues Maison’s invention in all things.  

Azzedine Alaïa: The Craft

At its heart, the ateliers perpetuate Alaïa’s pioneering approach to the body as sculpture; crafting through the fabric, cut, and silhouettes, limitless interpretations of a woman’s beauty.  

Mythical creations that move from day to evening are sculpted in innovative materials and in its legendary knit. They reflect both allure and comfort, structure and fluidity, as an ode to universal femininity.

Archipel collection is available in Azzedine Alaïa boutiques and