Prepare to be captivated by the allure of German luxury brand AIGNER’s latest offering, “The 5th Element,” a collection of leather accessories that defines sophistication for Fall/Winter 2023. Renowned art photographer Elizaveta Porodina’s lens paints a striking portrait of sinuous shapes, luxurious materials, and solid, architectural silhouettes, all adorned with precious hardware.
Visual Poetry by Elizaveta Porodina
Elizaveta Porodina, the celebrated art photographer, transports us to otherworldly realms with her visually poetic images. Guided by emotion and an impeccable sense of aesthetics, Porodina employs light and color compositions that set the stage for “The 5th Element.” In a series of brilliant shots, model and muse Vivien Solari takes center stage, gracefully posing in monochrome, abstract spaces. Her presence exudes a formidable power, perfectly complementing the expressive and varied shades that pay homage to the four primary elements – earth, water, air, and fire.
Porodina and Solari unite to set the stage for this enigmatic collection that transcends boundaries.
The Fifth Element: Subtle and Intangible
In philosophy, the four elements – fire, water, earth, and air – are considered the origins of all earthly life. But it’s the lesser-known fifth element, subtle and intangible in nature, that connects everything together. This elusive element serves as the wellspring of inspiration for the Fall/Winter 2023 Collection.
A Blend of Past and Present
Drawing inspiration from the AIGNER archives, the collection seamlessly combines classic materials such as jacquard fabric, patchwork leather, and bouclé with rich, wintry shades. This fusion pays homage to AIGNER’s heritage while breathing new life into the brand.
This season’s special, the CYBILL PATCHWORK, showcases diamond-shaped patches of suede, grain leather, and crocodile-look leather in Stardust Rose, Cayenne Orange, and Element Orange. It’s a masterpiece of texture and color. Playful and chic, the CYBILL MI-PARTI explores two-tone aesthetics with seasonal colors, adding a touch of whimsy to the collection.
An icon of the season, the CYBILL Handbag Stretch reimagines the classic trapeze CYBILL bag in an elongated horizontal shape, available in Element Orange, Cayenne Orange, Stardust Rose, Black, and Ink.
Inspired by a 70s model from the AIGNER archives, the BARBARA series flaunts an extravagant silhouette with a round design, integrated handles, and open edges. The woven shoulder strap adds a sporty flair to this collection.
Paying homage to the iconic character from the 90s science fiction film “The Fifth Element,” the LEELOO series offers elegant classic shapes with a contrasting faux suede lining, magnetic logo locks, and eye-catching chain shoulder straps in light gold and silver.
Embracing the “Y2K-Year 2000” trend, the GIA series features minimalist design with a striking logo chain made of interlocking A’s, adding a touch of nostalgia.
A timeless classic from the archives, the FARAH series boasts a classic shape with a distinctive closure and stitched edges, available as a handbag in two sizes and as a crossbody bag.
Where to Find The 5th Element
The 5th Element collection is now available at the AIGNER flagship store at Paragon Shopping Mall, 290 Orchard Road #02-11. The store is open from Monday to Sunday, welcoming fashion enthusiasts from 10 am to 9 pm. You can also explore this visionary collection on AIGNER’s official website.