A Colourful Evolution Unfolds for
Spring/Summer 2017; a season where colour evolves away from a feeling of exacting rules to one of accessible colour and sensible colour solutions. A season where the colour synergy that flows between our forecasted shades, from airy and light to explosive and bright, leads to unique and diverse colour mixes that tell the story of our global culture. A season where we see creativity unfold.
Genesis represents energy– its visualization and expression through primary colours. Materials are light in weight and include open weaves and luminosity via metallic foil, incandescence, metal coverings, and plays of light. Additional material highlights include obscured layers, surrealistic play, spray paint fragments, chintz, and pixelated pointillism.
Boundless is a place without limitations, where vibrant sky blues blend with endless ochre deserts. Encompassing complete colour immersion, there is an ephemeral beauty inspired by nature. Colour can be vibrant but also dissolving, perhaps muted through multiple layers.
Both sporty and formal, Assemble is an exploration of fragmented colour, mixing pastels with earthy, utilitarian hues. Divergent personalities merge, combining past and present for modern updates.
Embryonic is a new, gestating energy that stimulates and combines with more natural shades to create a palette of ultra-natural colours. Accessories express a warmth and honesty while materials are adaptable.
Fundamental and futuristic, Progression features a range of blues and green. Sustainability and eco and recycled components are prevalent, as is denim, contrasting with linen blends and shimmering lightweight fabrics.
Changeling is a playground for transformation, innovation, and sharp contrasts. Look for bright and bold tones or those which are more pearly and iridescent. Details like hand stitching add a refined quality. Shapes are often more languid and fluid.
Mutation has a foundation in white, showcasing precision mixed with irregularity. Colour — whether sharp brights or blacks — is used sparingly to dramatic effect. Simplicity is paired with bursts of colour to make bold statements.
Spiral is a story of refined tenderness. Patterns may appear unfinished and are mixed with texture and volume. There is a rawness or crudeness to the muted earthiness.