It’s always a a thrill to be introduced to a the newest crop of young designers, but rare to find one with the hand of a true artist. A great designer informs the way you will want to dress. A great designer can make ripples in the fashion world. A good example is the select few that hail from Paris, namely Raf Simons who has a fixation with nature and flowers with his work for Dior. For spring 2014, with the aid of a canvas that could emerge from a fascination with nature and abstracted perspectives of water and forestry, flowers and fauna, Spring comes bursting at the seams. And to be able to own the magical touch of an elemental approach to prints and apply it to a unique use of fabrics, is truly a gift.
For me, the designer Julia Korol, based in London, who just showed her first collection in Paris last month — nourishes the intellect as well as delights the senses. Julia’s prints are truly expressive, and they come at you with the brilliant combination of natural colors, organic motifs, and nature’s repetitions. Each composition is conceived as a work of art. The designs are a compilation of macro photographs and hand-drawn patterns reflected through the intricate mirror of a kaleidoscope. As you can see from these photos on a studio visit, she incorporates fabrics like neoprene, chiffon and satin that drape the body so beautifully. Check out the looks below.
Strong silhouettes take these dresses to the next level, and reign supreme.
Flip through these pics after the jump – you won’t be disappointed. These clothes just speak to me. What do you think? Weigh in!