Greek-born Bratis has found his feet in the fashion realm, releasing collections that are loved the world over. Designing from Milan, his eponymous label is a reflection of his well-travelled life and learnings, working alongside internationally recognised labels. Fluidity, elegance and a reflection of the past, Bratis’ designs ooze a sensual femininity and an ease of wear in stand-out styles. The Bratis SS15 collection almost melted into the runway, draped and shaped on his models to float on center stage. Inspired by Greek goddesses of the past, the collection is infused with modernist colours in stormy and moody moments.
“A journey inspired by the essence, a vocation that is embodied in minimalist clean lines and bold cuts, highlighted by stitching that creates geometric balance, in some places more stringent, in other softer.” – her self quoted explanation of her aesthetic is unmatchable and clearly shows through in the latest Chicca Lualdi SS15 collection. Reflections of a refined 60s Twiggy, tailored simplicity, a playful use of paisley prints and geometric bursts, the complete collection won our vote for wearability.
Christened ‘the return of romance’, the SS15 Alberta Ferretti collection is a Shakespearean reflection of purity and chastity. Soft, delicate and dreamy, the pastel palette collection reminisced a Pre-Raphaelite and fey demeanor, complimented with long tousled hair, barely-there make-up and sheer chiffon hints of nudity. The collection toys between a distanced lightness yet a boldly detailed strength, elegantly and gracefully pieced together.
The Stella Jean persona is one of cultural awareness and appreciation, stemming from the designer’s Creole and Haiti heritage. Her previous collections have effortlessly combined old world traditions with new world couture, producing garments of ethnic and artistic significance standing out against trends and passing fashion fads. Stella Jean has again outdone herself with the latest SS15 collection, reflecting a multicultural journey, balancing between cultures and translating colonization through fashion exhibition. Tribal prints and savannah hints, traditional hand crafted accessories, fauna and flora imagery – the collection clearly reflects her Haiti roots and the heritage of its distinctive native art.