Energetic, bold and eccentric, Autumn/Winter 2016 is inspired by the colour, shapes and textures in the artwork of Kandinsky and aims to reformulate established conventions. The collection subverts traditional femininity and blurs the boundaries between the beautiful and the ugly by integrating dissimilar materials, shapes and colours.
Selecting materials that are considered outmoded or overused in fashion such as lace, sequins, fur (faux), and snakeskin; textiles are combined in such a way that they shed their ultra-glam and hyper feminine overtones as they slip into a cool, off-kilter élan. Graphic geometric shapes of Italian lace are carved into glossy snakeskin leather, and classic plaid is disrupted by bright-coloured faux fur.
All textiles such as the Italian lace, 100% Virgin Wool and more were sourced from mills in the Tuscan region of Italy.