Following a designer throughout several seasons really
allows you to understand their signature and aesthetic much more and gives you the
opportunity to see many facets of the creativity of a designer. In February I
showed you Oang-Oaj Pairams AW14 collection, so I’m excited to show
you his Spring Summer collection now, as I feel you need to at least
see two collections of a designer, to start knowing and understanding their creations.
As you can see Oang-Oaj’s SS15 collection has a very
soft and feminine colour palette and incorporates feminine and classic
shapes. The design feels current, while at the same time taking on some lovely
vintage inspired shapes and details. Like for instance the bustier tops and
high waisted flared pants take you on a journey through different eras, while
the tailoring and execution of the pieces take you back to the here and now.
Loved seeing some menswear pieces in this collection. I didn't make it to the London Fashion Week Men's Collection earlier this year, so was excited to see this floral short suits. I find menswear to be very inspiring as well and love incorporating tailored, structured menswear aspects into my own looks.
The runway show, also featured some really eye
catching couture garments. The broad, voluminous skirts almost filled up the
whole runway, making the dresses look like gigantic cupcakes. I love the fact
the designer chose a very sleek and understated hairstyle for the models, as it
didn’t distract from the garments, as well as the wonderful necklines and made the
models look very sophisticated and strong.
Reading through the press release of Oang-Oaj Pairam’s
collection, the first sentences really captivated me and drew a picture of the
setting that inspired the designs:
“Worms of bean paste in shades of neon pink and green
swirl in coconut cream. Lit on the streets under thousands of migraine inducing
strip lights. By day the colour of the city, all vivid pinks, greens and blues
soon adopt pastel hues faded by the tropical sun.”
Much love xxx
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