SS17 Collection

The Doorways of Geneva

The Doorways of Geneva collection is inspired by the works of Alexandre Perrier, the Swiss landscape painter the designer discovered on a trip to Musée d'art et d'histoire in Geneva.

Perrier had a distinctive colour palette, often inspired by the Lake of Geneva and created in the era of Neo-Impressionism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau. The dusky pinks, eau de Nile and celadon are juxtaposed with metallic silver and fishnet and texturally contrasted by a basket weave fabric called Tresse, that used 300m of satin ribbon for 10m of fabric and pieces in ombré chiffon.

Copper and star laces from couture lace manufacturer Solstiss, add a touch of luxury to the label. A lot of the Art Nouveau soft geometry is inspired by the doorways of Geneva with their imposing, yet quiet elegance.