For the spring-summer 2017 Fashion Week, the creativity of fashion designer Franck Sorbier and the expertise of Barrisol® came together to sweep the guests at the Pavillon des Champs-Elysées away with a sense of “Sweet Madness.”

Sweet Madness: Wall Panel Inspiration by Georges Zipelius, Franck Sorbier and Barrisol®

Cocoons made from carefully torn paper burst forward from stunning sepia-coloured dresses, inspired by the drawings of Georges Zipélius (a 19th century illustrator). This is set against a backdrop of large-format Barrisol prints, made using the Adolphe Braun photo discovered in the archives of the Museum of Printed Textiles in Mulhouse.

A bit about the display’s inspiration, Georges Zipélius:

wall panel inspiration

Georges Zipélius was a French illustrator. He also designed wallpaper. Works by Zipélius are held in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Deutsches Tapetenmuseum. He was employed for a period by Zuber & Cie, a French wallpaper company. Along with Eugene Ehrmann, they designed “Décor Chinois” and by perfecting new wallpaper manufacturing techniques that blended color grounds from roller-printed line engravings.