IOANNA KOURBELA, ATHEN
AW1819 EXCLUSIVE LOOKBOOK – ARCH ECHOES
– lidenskapelig og eksklusiv gresk design for kvinner, som ønsker seg det unike –
Deriving inspiration from the strong and affirmed character of Joan of Arc, a historic woman led by her inner voices, the collection portrays garments depicting a bold and dar-ing woman that is evolving through her own personal and inspirational journey. A range of garments that undoubt-edly highlight femininity creating a modern “armor” made of yarn, leather, handmade embroidery and metal details.
COLORS & MATERIALS
A noble, spiritual yet playful colour, Renais-sance Violet serves as a modern ode to the basic colours of renaissance art. Warm and vivid, it can effortlessly be combined with
the cold and neutral Ether, as well as black, achieving combinations of sophisticated con-trasts in tone and colour.
This colour is cold and indolent, with a purposeful reference to the chemical Ether, that was used in partial or total anesthesia in the past. Being
a flexible, neutral colour, it accentuates natural beauty and works great with every colour of the collection. The accessories in Ether leather are very unique.
This all-time basic colour returns to assist in the creation of the most formal of looks, that seek to make a state-ment. Strict and mysterious, it’s the colour to inspire re-spect and leave everyone in awe. Black and its nearby tones have an innate, almost natural ability to accentu-ate the other two colours of the collection, Renaissance Violet and Ether. That way, Black is the ideal colour to create mysterious, meaningful looks, or even playfully creative ones.
Characterized by patterns that fit the body perfectly, creating interest-ing draping effects. The combination of cotton with viscose gives a rather soft texture back, creating the effect of short-haired fur with an edgy sheen to it. These are must-have items for every statement look.
INTERSECTION of MATERIALS
A range of stretchy clothes with patterns that compliment the body by combining two materials, the matte punto and the delicately shiny leather. The structural geometry of the doric order is highlighted on the skillfully placed cuts, that accentuate every move of the body.
Garments with a tendency to distort the silhouette by stretching it up-wards. This range gives praise to the gothic and medieval tendency to reach for the godly through body and spirit, by the use of clothing, hence the use of straight axises that lead to pointed apexes.
This range brings the mathematically precise curves and fluidity of the fabric together – taking full advantage of the various axes and arches. The transparent tulle streams, bordered between the satin pieces, cre-ate an irregular continuity through the use of incomplete, yet comple-mentary shapes.
CROSSED - FREEDOM
These clothes are characterized by easy-going patterns and fluid shapes. The silhouette is highlighted by their elaborate tying method we suggest, which in turn creates tight and loose interchanges of the silhouette, thanks to the japonais sleeve. In this way, the body exposed to a carefree, yet creative
The clothes in this range bear folkloric elements, with extra attention given to hand-made details. Wool thread is intricately applied on the cotton tulle, creating a blurry, transparent layer. Their comfortable fit, elasticity and folkloric references, makes them the perfect garments to lend a more mysterious air to the wearer.
The clothes in this group are stylish, stretchy and excellent when it comes to the fit. This is what rends them perfect worn as inner garments, rein-forcing the wearer’s personal style.
The transparent elements in this group are sophisticated. The tulle com-pliments the stretchy punto, creating tender and comfortable clothes, with strong recovery. The applied metallic elements accentuate further the doric aesthetics that characterizes the shapes and cuts on the gar-ments. In this group, oversized overcoats are included, that can easily transform into fashion items by use of accessories, such as belts, compli-menting the waist.
The timeless beauty of these knit garments is achieved through use of the “grandmother” texture, that nostalgically reminds us of knitwear from past eras. The combination of knit-work in rhombic patterns, with applied tulle ribbons, serve to prove that hand-made creations are time-less, contemporary, priceless, real and refined.
The metallic look and shine of the armour, inspired by Jeanne D’Arc, is softened masterfully thanks to the flowing, feminine patterns that inter-change translucent with dichromate layers. This is the new version of the modern female armour.
Accessories decorated with curves inspired by gothic architecture and complementing shapes, reinforced through the intersection of materi-als, giving a sense of completion. This well-rounded group of accesso-ries is meant to be used with all the other groups of this collection. The flexible tying frees of the need to use sizes. Available in two colours, Black and Ether.