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Parisian label La Débraillée’s minimal handbags are designed to provide versatility for our daily essential – bags we carry to hold what is important to us. In photographer Michael De Pasquale’s serie ‘Tension’, we see notions of gravity and holding what is dear to it.
As a trained Product Designer, Alice Rosignoli applies function and form as the key elements in creating practical and aesthetically appealing bags. The cleancut shape of the bags are inspired by modernist architecture, minimal art and design. Putting great emphasis on functionality, she speaks with people around her to find out their needs, preferences and expectations from a bag. Deviating from the seasonal fashion system, La Débraillée advocates slow and essential fashion, designing non-seasonal collection only once per year. This collection focuses on new ways to wear your bags, seeking a new cool attitude by combining pure geometric shapes that, in turn, hide unexpected details.
Still life photographer Michael De Pasquale, also the photographer of La Debraillee's lookbook, contributed his photo serie ‘Tension’ to the visual story. Neon strings transverse a stark white frame. They stretch forth from a mass which At first, the Characteristics of are hidden in a confusion of diffuse material. Unapparent to the viewer, a simplification of the system takes place. The unnecessary is removed, and a coarse organic substance is exposed. It's odd rugged shape is harnessed under considerable tension by a diffused supple material. Light plays across the opposing elements in a display of forced harmony. Under the pressure of the system, the materials give way to one another. When in contact the rugged mass becomes more diffused and the supple shows stress taking an average shape from the mass. The viewer is left to imagine the sudden collapse of this frailty under the relentlessness of gravity.
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About La Débraillée
La Débraillée is a Parisian brand of leather handbags created by the Italian designer Alice Rosignoli.
As trained Product Designer she applies function and form as the key elements in creating practical, stylish bags. Designed taking inspiration from today’s urban lifestyle, each bag can be worn embracing an individual style.
The lines are geometric and essential, seeking a unique timeless aesthetic.The collection is not seasonal: it evolves with time, treasuring the essence of the brand.
Each piece is produced in Italy, following a centennial tradition of leather goods, with expert craftsmanship and extraordinary attention to quality and detail. The bags are made using high-quality European leather with a natural finish, leaving visible the irregularities and the rawness of the material, to create each and every time a unique product.
About Michael De Pasquale
Michael De Pasquale is a Still life photographer living between Brooklyn, New York and Paris, France. Michael was born on the 3rd of January 1980 in the finger lakes region of upstate New York. At a young age, his father began training him in studio photography and darkroom techniques. He graduated from The Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California in February 2005. After receiving his diploma in commercial photography, Michael moved to New York City where he worked as an artist and established the Loft 910 Art Collective, which was active until 2014. In 2014 Michael moved to France where he currently resides.
Michael’s work explores anthropologic material culture through the medium of photography. His investigations focus on specific events or demographics in a contemporary timeline. The photographs incorporate found or collected objects from the subjects. The subject can be a location, persons, groups or events. Michael uses a range of composition styles to parallel his thesis on the subject.