BIANCA SPENDER FIFTEEN
Motivated by the concept of ‘softness’ the Summer ’23 collection conveys a deep sense of relaxed comfort that we all crave in a world full of tensions. Looking to the awakening of the Australian landscape, a sculptural roundness reflects the dusty tones of the earth, the warm sun, vivid skies, and the blackest night.
Experimental shapes explore the of contrast between traditional tailoring and organic forms. Airy volumes, fluid forms and negative space is juxtaposed against the strength of deconstructed compositions. Drapes fall softly around the body and twisted contortion bares sensual skin.
Silks and satins fold and unfold in complex constructions and there is an insouciant sense of hope in the way pieces wrap and tie around the waist. Refreshing symmetry is accentuated through drawstrings which encircle waist and hemlines. Shoulder lines are both sharp and broad, or softly billowing, giving way to pared back bias sheath silhouettes. Traditionally restrictive tailored silhouettes succumb to modern deconstruction that feel languid in their essence. Neutral tones are caressing in their approach and organic textures invite touch. A shade range of palette cleansing cinnamon, mushroom, taupe and clay boldly highlight the pureness of spirited shades. Accents of vivid apple, apricot, daffodil, periwinkle, cobalt, and crisp white draw you in.