Cubist-influenced shapes and contrasting colours pattern the garments in this assortment by London fashion brand Roksanda.
Acknowledged for its bold use of colour and geometric shapes, the brand led by Serbia-born designer Roksanda Ilincic has continued this approach for its Resort 2016 collection.
The outfits have been unveiled earlier this week at Roksanda’s flagship shop on London’s Mount Street, which opened final summer season with an interior by architect David Adjaye that references aspects of the brand’s trend types.
Roksanda’s assortment includes garments from loose lightweight trousers to alpaca wool dresses and tweed coats.
The blocky, geometric patterns are based mostly on deconstructed shapes equivalent to individuals discovered in the early 20th-century Cubist art motion, created well-liked by artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
Pink, turquoise, coral and red are the predominant hues, employed in blocks and mixed with black, white and beige.
“Whether by means of objects like musical instruments or the urban landscapes, the Cubist total abstraction is elevated to new ranges of graphic interpretation of genuine life,” explained a statement from the brand.
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Thin outlines about some of the shapes are formed by raised piping, whilst striped waistbands, collars, cuffs and hems help to accentuate the silhouettes.
“Versatile materials such as linen, crepe, and the continuation of tapestry are worked collectively to produce standout patchwork dresses,” explained Roksanda.
Leather and PVC are employed to contrast the softer materials, creating folded ribbon-like information as nicely as flat panels.
Longer evening dresses and skirts are embellished with diamond-shaped layers of silk organza.
Massive black buttons provide information on the jackets of brightly coloured trouser suits and heavier marled coats.
A selection of multicoloured and black high heels was created in collaboration with British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood to accompany the collection.
Luxury style houses began releasing the Resort or Cruise collections to entice wealthy shoppers with lines of warm-weather apparel between the conventional Autumn Winter and Spring Summertime seasons.
Now broadly recognised by brands as an additional commercial chance on top of the usual seasonal collections, the yearly offerings have expanded from capsule-sized to full collections that cater for a broad selection of climates.
Other crucial off-season fashion demonstrates consist of London’s annual graduate showcases. In 2015, college students from the Royal School of Art, Central Saint Martins, London School of Fashion and the University of Westminster all presented experimental collections during Could and June.