After a myriad of beautifully tailored, neutral collections, Brood incited eagerness for the coming springtime. Designer Serkan Sarier was inspired by various manifestations of botanical rose prints throughout the twentieth century.
Florals hold a permanent position in our idea of beauty, often blooming on dainty, feminine fashions. Sarier presented layered separates silk-screened with wallpaper florals in vivid pastels and a select palette of brights. Girlish aesthetic was undermined by sporty details and sharp lines. Black trim, sculptural necklines and utilitarian pockets mingled with lightweight fabrics with an elegant sheen. The resulting juxtaposition was a deeper, more unusual take on the floral cliché.
It was a refreshing offering that strayed from the monotony of springtime florals. As much I love ultra-feminine garden prints, I constantly seek designers who are willing to break the mold.
The multitude of separates offers versatility as well as practicality, rare for such an eye-catching collection. Although prints formed the center point, solid-colored pieces were equally strong and could have been more abundant.
The true gems of the collection were a pair of silky yellow shorts trimmed with printed botanica and a strapless floral gown coated with geometric graphics. The sunshine shade has never before been used so masterfully.
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