I've literally been in love with Canarian designer Gabriel Croissier for around two years now. His energy and joie de vivre are contagious. This year, his SS16 collection was based on the court of Versailles and Marie Antoinette; and next year’s SS17 collection – which he presented last week at Gran Canaria Moda Calida's Swimwear Fashion Week – was inspired by the Greeks, and entitled Mykonos after the favourite island of the style set.
His collections include men woman and children; and the design graphic is always part of the story or the theme, but he alsso manages to keep the aesthetic light and fun. After all it is beachwear!
It’s been a busy year for Croissier, with the opening of a boutique and receiving the prestigious award Premio Nacional de Excellencies , which he was awarded by the Spanish association of new young designer. And we are still only in June!
But this is a designer whose poetry is fashion, and on the eve of his departure to Bubble London, we managed to catch up for a chat.
Mykonos, your new SS17 collection has two very distinct graphic themes running through it. How are they connected?
The graphics come from an ancient Minoic civilization from Crete. Metaphorically speaking, the concept is that they are the key of the door of my Greek universe for 2017!
In this year’s collection I noticed a return to the more elegant one-piece bathing suits. Is the Croissier woman maturing?
I have always preferred one-piece as it allows me to explore my creativity much more than with a bikini.
Although it may be grey in London at the moment, I am sure that Gabriel Croissier’s collection will sprinkle some sparkling sun rays.
Photography Santiago Ladeiro except header portrait