ABOUT

 

 

LOU DE BÈTOLY IS A FRENCH DESIGNER WHO WORKS AND LIVES IN BERLIN.

HER MAIN INSPIRATIONAL SOURCES ARE CHAOS, SURREALISM,NOSTALGIA,DECADENCE, EXTRAVAGANCE AND ONEIRISM.

IN A CONSEQUENTLY DISTINCTIVE WAY SHE WORKS A DETAILED CRAFTSMANSHIP AND EMBELLISHMENT TECHNIQUES IN A MODERN CONTEXT.

WILD AT HEART, SHE IS AN ARISTOCRATIC PUNK.

« DEUX BÊTES AU LIT » ( TWO BEASTS IN A BED), IS A METAPHOR FOR DUALISM.

 

 

 

GLOSSARY:

Chaos:

 A state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order.

Surrealism:

 A movement in art and literature in the 1920s, which developed esp from dada, characterized by the evocative juxtaposition of incongruous images in order to include unconscious and dream elements.

Nostalgia:

 A wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.

Decadent:

 One of a group of French and English writers of the late 19th century whose works were characterized by refinement of style and a tendency towards the artificial and abnormal in content.

Extravagance:

 Exceeding the bounds of reason, as actions, demands, opinions, or passions.

Oneirism:

 An abnormal state of consciousness in which dreamlike,often disturbing illusions are experienced while awake.