Lawin titled his collection Aux Merveilleuses. Marvelous women. The Merveilleuses where the female counterparts of the Incroyables, a fashionable aristocratic subculture in Paris in the late 18th century. Merveilleuses greeted the new regime with an outbreak of luxury, decadence, and even silliness. These women are known to be rebellious. They held hundreds of balls and invented new trends in fashion and mannerism. ‘Luxury was at their height. To me, it represents femininity in its highest form’, states Ramelinck.