"It is a word of the poets: Nostalgia, a wistful desire to return in thought to a former time in...

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"It is a word of the poets: Nostalgia, a wistful desire to return in thought to a former time in one's life, a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.

Giving momentum to Lebrahc’s spring summer collection, Nostalgia becomes a source of inspiration, an open door into the future: it blends Charbel’s origins and Lebanese culture with a touch of optimism, a stride into the future.

Inspired by a series of acrylic paintings Charbel staged at the Broelmuseum-Kortrijk, where Arabic words were portrayed as pure graphic compositions, the collection builds on strong strokes, colour blocking and striking black lines.

The bold calligraphy resurfaces with the use of contrasted silhouettes: hinting at street wear with minimal cuts, they also embrace a nomadic style with linen, crisp wool and raw silk. Altogether nostalgic and forward thinking, the colour palette evolves from cream, sandy hues to optimistic yellow and deep blue. Like an abstract canvas running through the collection, black and white jacquards bring depth to pleats, large collars and total looks.

The silhouettes move with determination: once again, the flared and dynamic volumes bring together the old and the new, the traditional and the modern, the minimal and the maximal. Nostalgia becomes a reason to hope for the better."

Clara Lefort