After working at Balenciaga for 10 years, André Courrèges established his own fashion house in 1961. With his expertise at Balenciaga, Courrèges mastered structured garments with a futuristic style. His 1964 collection named him the "Space Age Designer" for his use of geometric silhouettes and bright color palette.
Courrèges loved to incorporate cut out panels which exposed mid drifts and backs providing a sultry element to his otherwise boxy and structured garments.
Largely inspired by space and astronauts, a lot of Courrèges' accessories resembled goggles, moon-boots and helmets. His use of textiles included plastic, metal and PVC - which was groundbreaking in fashion at the time.
He is recognized as the creator of the mini skirt, though it is largely debated between Courrèges and Mary Quant. After debuting the "above-knee" mini skirt in the 60's, it was widely copied and initiated a wave within the fashion industry.
Our Courrèges curation includes iconic pieces from the 1960's - 1990's.