AVES INSECTA, AW12
Aves Insecta AW12 investigates the designers' interest in aesthetics associated with the classification, science and study of nature. Initial pattern-block sketches and a complex digital print were designed and developed by drawing inspiration from the anatomy of aves and insecta - birds and insects. The collection features a mix of beautifully draped and structured garments that simultaneously express a dark sophistication and whimsical sense of wonder. Embellishments of hand worked beading and embroidery, original digital prints and an emphasis on luxe natural fabrics such as silk, bamboo and fine calf leather reveal an easy luxury central to the label’s ethos. The kaleidoscopic print pays homage to the vibrant plumage of the Rainbow Bee-eater and luminescent wings of the Christmas beetle, displayed against a contrasting backdrop of black in varying shades and textures.