F/W 2011/2012 // SARAH BAADARANI

The collection is inspired by contemporary art photography and Renaissance architecture and sculpture, in particular, Ghiberti's Bronze Doors bas relief. This creation of layering and three-dimensional effects led to an exploration of the spaces between the shadows. Contrasting textures in fabric and considered placement of digital print resulted in surprising juxtapositions. There is a strong focus on the relationship between contour, drape, and detail throughout.

The silhouette of layered petals is intensified by the dichotomy of the clean converging lines and asymmetric contours, taking reference from the sculpture of Maiko Gubler. Traditional feminine elements are balanced with strong shapes and bold textures.

Colour is derived from the natural hues of early spring flowers in photographic manipulation. Beadwork and embellishment mimic the delicate threads of saffron at the heart of the purple crocus flower - intense fuchsia and cool lilac interplay with classic navy and black.

Fabrics include textured and jacquard knits, draped wool jersey, cashmere, silk chiffon, velvet and crepe. This intension to create texture pays homage to the photography of Andreas Gursky and Lalitte Prachakit.
Shoes are crafted in cut out black leather and suede, with a polka dot textured knit adorning the uppers of boots.

Clutches come in burgundy, black calfskin and black velvet, with a white beaded design bringing a playful element.

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