The wintry contrasts of Nordic nature create the canvas for Pre-Fall 2016, where the elemental colours of a cold climate deepen the rich florals found amongst ice-capped peaks and mossy forest floors. It sets the tone for a darkly romantic collection embodied by folk inspired motifs and a traditional sense of native earthiness.
A fairy tale atmosphere is established in themes of placements prints, patterns and embroidery influenced by the intricate nineteenth century paper cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen. They materialise in garments adorned with flowers, checks and charming nature scenes such as a swan lake design. Snakeskin pieces and a geometric metallic jacquard back up a 1960s mood echoed in short skirts and little jackets.
Knitwear takes centre stage in cable knit, lurex jacquard, and graphic intarsia, and in the shape of a cape embellished with embroidered florals as well as frills, which appear throughout the collection on high necks and cuffs once again highlighting a folky element to the season.
Embracing the natural Nordic character, boots with lipstick-shaped heels are covered in sheepskin while evening heels in metallic frills reflect the collection’s contrasting themes.
Handbags carrying the signature elements of the brand are introduced to the collection.
Produced in Italy, all materials including suede, textured grained calf, and sheep skin are patchworked and colour-blocked into casual styles for a relaxed daywear feel.
Colours are refined and kept to muted flesh and earthy tones, while lip-shaped gems reflect the trademark embellishment of the brand and add a sense of fun to the pieces.