Jean Charles de Castelbajac 1982-2019

Jean Charles de Castelbajac 1982-2019. Jean Charles de Castelbajac is an artist and designer, who’s bringing all innovative technics from art and design to fashion. This is not just a synergy, this is complete colorful chemistry and innovation.

JC de Castelbajac Teddy Bear Coat. Photo Peter Lindbergh. RUNWAY MAGAZINE ® Collections. RUNWAY NOW / RUNWAY NEW

Jean Charles is the one of the first ones who brought pop-art into fashion. His famous Teddy Bear coat was as an existentialist dare, and some sort of “Fashion is dead, and everything is possible” promotion.

JC de Castelbajac for ICEBERG 1982 Andy Warhol. RUNWAY MAGAZINE ® Collections. RUNWAY NOW / RUNWAY NEW

Andy Warhol, Vivienne Westwood, Katty Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga… you name it, wore his innovations. He was also the first one who brought Disney characters on the clothes in 2010. Today this idea became a trend.

JC de Castelbajac-Summer 1982 Tribute to comic strips, Paris Opera Ballet. RUNWAY MAGAZINE ® Collections. RUNWAY NOW / RUNWAY NEW

The key to understand Jean Charles de Castelbajac inventions lies in the first vision of a child. What first child is able to recognize: primary colors and simple geometrical forms. Jean Charles de Castelbajac is a creating child, playing with all objects as toys, produced by culture.

JC de Castelbajac Summer 2010 Punkhaontas and the Ducks Collection. Rihanna. RUNWAY MAGAZINE ® Collections. RUNWAY NOW / RUNWAY NEW

And being a child he created amazing fashion innovations 20-30 years ahead of time.