13 May 2020
The Weekly
‘En Couleurs!’ Event‘En Couleurs!’ Event

After two months of lockdown, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche has decided to sound a note of optimism with the exhibition ‘En Couleurs!’, with a profusion of pink, yellow, blue, tie-dye, patterns and embroidery to forget the gloom and doom of the last few months. For its spring exhibition, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche has thrown open its doors to vibrant, sparkling and vitamin-rich colours, which have transformed all of its departments -- fashion, jewellery, accessories, beauty, decoration and gourmet food -- with an astonishing array of colour.

In the arena of fashion, tie-dye and colour block set the tone at this exhibition, notably with models by Stouls, Roland Mouret, Loro Piana, Rivieras and Cacatoès, and such collaborations as Paul Smith x Liberty and Eres x Bonpoint. Cosmetics are also brash and saturated with a riot of pop colors from Foreo, Seoulista, Aveda, Clinique and Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. Home decoration has not been forgotten. There are colourful interiors and chairs with bold motifs from Philippe Model, stand-out cushions from Harmony and vibrantly coloured ceramics from Les Guimards. For its part, the Grande Epicerie de Paris has been flooded with packaging and dishes in a dazzling array of hues. Even the food stands are decked out with colourful creations.

The exhibition also offers an opportunity to celebrate craftsmanship with a focus on traditional techniques from all over the world. Guest of honour Loewe x Paula's Ibiza highlights knowhow from the Balearics, Antik Batik presents a capsule of wares inspired by Mongolia, and Guanabana offers a selection of handmade accessories from South America.