For the 29th edition of ANDAM (National Association for the Development of Fashion Arts), the jury honoured Antonin Tron, young creator of the Atlein brand, who succeeds Glenn Martens and his Y/Project label. The originality of Antonin Tron’s collections comes from his ability to imagine a complete wardrobe from a single material: jersey, whose versatility he reveals in all its glory.
Jersey at the heart of creation
Antonin Tron is one of several young entrepreneurial designers in France who, like Simon Porte (Jacquemus) and Christelle Kocher (Koché), are renewing the fashion landscape. After launching his brand Atlein in 2016, he has just been honoured by the profession with the ANDAM Grand Prize.
His latest collection showcases comfortable, easy-to-wear pieces, all made from a single material that he chose for its elasticity and fluidity: jersey. His exploration of jersey comes from a desire to harness all its power and richness, creating jersey from cotton, viscose and silk and using it for various garments before introducing other product types to his collections.
Couture meets sportswear
Antonin Tron’s creations respond to modern codes and are a subtle blend of couture, stemming from his time spent in such large fashion houses as Balenciaga and Vuitton, and more sportswear-orientated influences, which he inherited from his unconditional love for surfing.
The result is skirts, jackets, dresses and t-shirts with crisp, structured and almost athletic cuts that pay homage to the female body and “marry their forms without ever constraining them”.