Fall Winter 2015
Craft of Contrast
Crisp leaves crackle under feet and days grow long and dark. A sudden longing arises for a tranquility that can be found in solitary pursuits. Moving indoors, we cocoon and find repose in the rhythmic changes of the season.
Baby alpaca is sourced from the first shave of a fully-grown animal, hence softness is assured. Light to wear, but airy in nature, it allows for a great amount of warmth. The semi overlock finish creates a sharp silhouette, which acts as a contrast to the soft texture of this coat.
An original jacquard detail is established within a fine mohair alpaca poncho. This statement layer sits over a top that exhibits a collage of colour, which is produced through a delicate intarsia technique. The leather trousers are dyed naturally and promise richness in look and feel.
Colour indulgence. A metallic shine imbedded in a soft yarn through stitch. An oily finish to a deep dyed fabric. All this equates to the layering of textures that build on this season’s inspiration of concealing while revealing.
Inspired by the shell of a beetle, Head of Design Korrie Vulkers chose to dye the stretch acetate, a rich, mossy green. The results create an oily finish with a leather-like appearance. The skirt is worn with a textured knit layered over a ribbed turtleneck that has a subtle hint of of lustre.
A reoccurring favourite, the bomber jacket, returns in a metallic multicolour finish. Deluxe sportswear is combined, for contrast, with soft wool melange trousers that fall to the floor like jersey. A knitted scarf in a skin tone cuts through the mix of textures to create a sense of balance.
The winter metamorphosis is almost complete. White, snow lined paths lead us to layer with heavy textures that form strong silhouettes. Seek out comfort and warmth and take pleasure in the nakedness of nature.
It may look like a coat, but an absence of internal construction allows the piece to fall like a cardigan. Here, designer Korrie Vulkers, has emphasized long vertical lines, from the extra long sleeves on the dress to the floor sweeping, twin layered trouser.
Embrace the elements in a voluminous knitted cardigan. Fitted with leather pockets and a two-way zip, it falls from the body effortlessly. A soft alpaca coat cascades from the shoulders with dramatic effect, it can be closed at the waist with a leather belt or left open to expose multiple layers.