"Sea of Kumo"
Design of an exclusive textile pattern for Le Coq Sportif's Woman sneakers collection
After several years collaborating as an illustrator for the French sports brand, Clémentine Henrion was given the opportunity to design an exclusive print for a limited series Women’s Fall-Winter 2016 sneakers collection.
This dream-like tableau entitled « Sea of Kumo», the « sea of clouds», was drawn like a vibrant and multicultural patchwork, interweaving narrative Japanese imagery and contemporary graphic textures to the refinement of watercolor painting.
The vibrations of this celestial sea engulf and reveal figurative Nippon motifs together with the shimmering beauty of Slavic floral embroideries. Let yourself be carried away by the flow and soar above this sea of clouds, floating between weightlessness and felicity, in the cottony softness of the sky and foam-crested waves, celebrating the omnipotence of the elements and the imagination.
This collaboration has been distributed throughout the world in Le Coq Sportif boutiques, Le Printemps, Citadium, at the Galeries Lafayette as well as in a selection of premium boutiques such as Colette.