The Singapore arboretum show: a collage of floral and geometric
patterns becomes the inspiring principal, interpreted through
imagination, of the Byblos Spring Summer 2016 Collection.
Very cool (and in bloom).
The heart is the Singapore botanic gardens, where constructions
from far-away worlds soar into the air, and nature joins them
in a unique fellowship to create an other-worldly landscape:
a futuristic Eden awaits the new generation of explorers,
supernatural women who come directly from a potpourri that
emerges as a contemporary bouquet of cult-flower pieces.
A high definition techno-jungle that mixes tropical flowers and
futuristic atmospheres on prints, graphics and jacquards, in a
fusion combination of glam pieces and garments with taste that
is exotic, yet, also metropolitan.
The result is alternating graphic impressions, one next to the
other, on dresses and skirts, in a relaxed cheeck to cheeck that
changes endlessly and is never what it seems. The textures play
with the prints and create original trompe l’oeils thanks to the
plissè and the cuts in the garments where the flowers disappear
until they become indistinct in the length of the skirts, to then
appear unexpectedly with movement.
Botanical biodiversity between grafts of chameleonic fabrics
and multi-color overlays: experimental graphics that trace an
illustrated style and design such as in the rounded armholes,
often sleeveless, set above palazzo pants combined with a lingerie
The volumes are to be “cultivated:” pants that extend down
to the feet or stop at the ankle, while some dresses don’t go
beyond the knee and mark the waist or have a trapezoid form;
they are animated by the play of the plissè that is transformed,
in a journey like a fan, creating a continuous exchange between
graphics and material.
The play of colors accompanies the evolution of the prints in a
unique jungle beat: the fabrics tone with the vegetation and a
sequence of greens and blues explodes that modulate the flowers
following a geometric progression; and also shades from pink to
violet with a slight, futuristic touch of microgeometry and ethnic
inspiration. Next to black and white, that are ever-present.