Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2016: Influenced by the theatrical works of the Bloomsbury artists and 20s decadence PORTRAIT IN BLACK celebrates the artisan. Highlights include: PHOEBE bonded leather jacket, FRIDA prismatic floral print dress and the CARINA dress in blush. Handcrafted and painterly prints prevail alongside new fabric techniques. Indigo, soft blues, slate shades, blushed rose and winter whites dominate.
More defined and decadent, DEVIL IN THE CITY introduces intense colour as daytime turns to evening and shades include: clementine, cobalt, slate and racing green with the latter appearing in the FORLEY coat and AUTUMN skirt. Intricate details adorn separates such as the TOBIAS blouse, with ivy, silver and grey tones favoured.
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
AFTER DARK treads the line between reality and fantasy, as the Bloomsbury artists continue to inspire. Fabrics become more opulent and embellished while colours deepen as found in the LOLA turquoise dress and ELLIE shearing jacket. Re-visited vintage and craftsmanship are celebrated in twinset AMOURE and ADORE. Jewel colours of deep ocean, scarlet, velvet green and garnet contrast against tone on tone dressing in silver, parchment and warm ivory.
“This is not just a tale of high society parties, but a story of a vanished way of life.”
Inspiration for the latter drops comes from Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. The pinnacle of New York’s social history and the party of the century, the collection celebrates no nonsense glamour with a feminine flair. Premium pieces become collector’s items in THE GRAND AFFAIR with vintage references. Dresses SOFIA and ASABI and the FRANCESCA coat feature and the palette includes perennial black, art jewelled colours and boudoir tones.