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In the wake of my previous collection, “The Flight of the Women with Windy Soles”, I have imagined this new collection, “Skieshour”, as something light, evanescent, stealthy and protean as the passing clouds.

 

Here, a landscape woman shares with us her own chromatic declensions of a summer day. Her name, “La Nuheure” [“Skieshour”], was inspired by a book by French poet Jacques Roubaud, Ciel et terre et ciel et terre et ciel [Sky and land and sky and land and sky]:

 

 

“[…] duration, instead of being measured in minutes, in hours, in days, would be in skieshours; a ‘skieshour’ would be the time that the most ravishing of clouds would take to cross the sky. And this ‘skieshour’ would actually last indefinitely, the clouds ceaselessly slowing down so as never to reach the end of their errand, so as never to slide out of his gaze, to remain bound to him in an aerial bliss, and the shared solitude of contemplation.”

 

Photography by Armelle Bouret: www.armellebouret.com

Illustrations by Chloé Sanson: www.chloesanson.com

Maythinie, Muriel and Angélique, hairstyled by Gustavio, have gracefully endorsed the role of embodying Skieshour.

English translation by Sika Fakambi.

 

All models presented here have been registered at the INPI.

 

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Five hours and seventeen minutes after midnight

 

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Sensei Butterfly Coat, black linen,

worn with a Mehari Skirt, men’s suit fabric, black with white stripes.

 

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Five hours and forty-six minutes after midnight: first glimmer of light

 

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Kamarupa Stole, violet-coloured cotton and metal

(also available in indigo blue or aubergine-coloured cotton and metal)

worn with a Straelitzia Skirt, long model

 

 

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Six hours and twenty-two minutes: dawn

 

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Cache Coeur 60 [crossover top], pearl grey viscose with white stripes

(also available in plain black, and in black & white tweed)

 

 

 

Six hours and twenty-three minutes: *Rayleigh’s hour

 

 

 

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Blown Skirt, red-coloured cotton and metal, with an ivory-coloured silk lining

(also available in indigo blue, aubergine or violet-coloured cotton and metal)

 

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Six hours and fifty-eight minutes

 

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Six hours and fifty-nine minutes

 

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 Seven hours and forty-seven minutes: daybreak

 

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Mehari Dress, pearl grey viscose with white stripes

(also available in plain black and in black with white stripes)

 

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Ten hours and eighteen minutes: morning

 

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Flower Bud Coat, short model, pearl grey linen

worn with a handknit kid angora stole

 

 

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One minute after noon

 

 

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Sarong Skirt-Dress, mineral green cotton (also available in black linen)

 

  

 

Thirteen hours and five minutes: zenith

 

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Fourteen hours and fifty-two minutes

 

 

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Sarong Skirt-Dress, mineral green cotton (skirt version)

worn with a Stratus Vest, white & grey jersey

 

 

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Fourteen hours and fifty-three minutes

 

 

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Stratus Vest, white & grey jersey 

 

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Seventeen hours and twenty-seven minutes: end of the afternoon

 

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Kamarupa Stole, indigo blue cotton and metal

(also available in violet or aubergine-coloured cotton and metal)

worn with Delta Trousers, pearl grey viscose with white stripes

and a Blown Top, opal grey silk crêpe

 

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Eighteen hours and twenty-eight minutes: almost evening

 

 

 

 

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Eighteen hours and thirty minutes: evening

 

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Delta Trousers, pearl grey viscose with white stripes

(also available in bronze-coloured cotton, and khaki cotton with ochre stripes)

 

 

 

 

Nineteen hours and forty-seven minutes: twilight

 

 

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Lava Jacket, mineral green cotton, with an ivory-coloured silk lining

 

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Twenty hours and seven minutes: sunset

 

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Butterfly Stole, violet-coloured cotton and metal

(also available in aubergine coloured cotton and metal, in indigo-coloured silk, and in opal-coloured silk)

worn with a Chimaera Skirt, orange and khaki-coloured cotton and metal

 

 

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Twenty hours and eight minutes: *Rayleigh’s hour bis

 

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Twenty hours and fifty-two minutes: dusk

 

 

 

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Twenty-one hours and thirty-eight minutes: last glimmers of light

 

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Flower Bud Coat, long model, clay pink cotton and metal

worn with a Litham Dress

 

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Twenty-two hours and two minutes: total nightfall

 

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Litham Dress, taupe-coloured embossed fabric

 

 

 

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Twenty-three hours and forty-five minutes

 

 

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Nimbus Dress, aubergine-coloured cotton and metal, with an indigo-coloured silk lining

 

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 One hour after midnight: pitch dark

 

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Sari Blouse, aubergine-coloured cotton and metal

(also available in violet-coloured cotton and metal)

 

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Mehari Skirt, black with white stripes

 

 

 

Five hours and twelve minutes: this is tomorrow

 

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Straelitzia Skirt, long model

worn with a Blown Top, opal grey silk crêpe

 

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 “He dreamt that he was boating down a river, the river of time; and at the same time it was the sky.”

 

Jacques Roubaud, Sky and land and sky and land and sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

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La nuheure ao par marielabarelle

 "Skieshour"'s video is made in collaboration with Delphine Graticola and Elizabeth Fouché.