Rich tapestries and luxurious upholstery textiles provide a lush canvas and new creative playground for beautifully-made clothes. The opulence gets tamed with a new sense of precision and an intimacy that feels cozy and warm. A dose of eccentricity shoots down the bourgeois formality, as the colours of interiors get translated into a metropolitan style.
Graphic geometrics, inspired by carpet patterns, create a soft optical effect. Paisley makes a surprise appearance within the deep folds of pleated dresses with a splayed skirt. Lush landscapes, created from elaborate thread embroideries or fur intarsias, unfurl along the bottom of coats. Pattern is freely mixed and matched, but the animation is held in check by a controlled tone-on-tone palette of earthy tobacco, coffee, camel, salmon and ochre.
A mélange of different materials: jacquards, velvets, sequins, and printed silks are patched together to create rich, new tapestry effects. Pleat-front dresses are a puzzle of printed silk, tie prints and two different jacquards. Mink strips
are inserted into jacquard bedroom jackets. A denim jacket is newly configured in slices of five different haberdashery ribbons.
Sharply cut shapes are clean and exacting this season, allowing for precise silhouettes. Sturdier fabrics create a crisp substance, while the idea of homewear blankets and double faced fabrics produce an undeniable ease. Two piece jacquard tunics and pants and wide leg pants and matching jackets are both inspired by pajama sets. Buttonless coats wrap around the body like robes. Shrunken patchworked waistcoats are layered over pants and skirts. Long sleeve dresses, anchored with chunky belts, are refined but cool.