June 25, 2011 Paris
A section of colorful African-style prints, including a full suit, appeared somewhere around the middle. And all this before the celebrity avatars even took to the floor—the Indian runway model (and subject of the French documentary Bollywood Boulevard) Sanjay Padiyar, Henry Hopper (Dennis' son), and the 70-something Belgian novelist and director François Weyergans.
Though it felt a bit disjointed, it served as a reminder that sportswear has become a kind of universal language unto itself. That's what Troublé has been designing for decades, and it's what she continues to offer. Casual cotton suiting, silk and linen knits, workman's jeans—old and young the world over can agree on those.