'La fontaine de l'inspiration'
Constant Montald, 1862
Our Spring/ Summer'20 collection is centred on capturing the art of draping drawn from various monumental works by artists from the Pre-Raphaelite era.
Characteristics of adornment of this particular time during the 19th century, the women who were both muses and models inspired our designs. The collection centres on dramatic shapes with abundant detail and intense colours.
Shapes and metal work throughout this collection capture the fluidity and structure of draping.
Colours, resonating in hues familiar throughout the Pre-Raphaelite movement as well as distinct tones from paintings by Winifred Nicholson. Patterned resin pieces are layered with diaphanous layers of fabric to create more depth against the intense tones, and a jewel-like transparency and clarity.
The aesthetic throughout this collection is a juxtaposition of playful and high glamour in reformed shapes far from the classical approach.
The current mix of new buds blossoming and sporadic showers can only mean one thing – the arrival of early spring. With it comes the urge for something new; new growth, new staples.