Vita Gottlieb, known for her use of interesting prints and colour, delivered nothing short of our expectations with her SS15 collection at this year’s LFW.
Unsurprisingly prints took centre stageand were inspired by an underwater theme. The patterns featured paid homage to the illustrations of Ernst Haeckel, a renowned nineteenth century philosopher, artist, professor and illustrator.
Adding to the underwater theme was the coral reef inspired embroidery which featured on a series of sheer blouses and statement collars. Staying true to her signature use of subtle bursts of colour, Vita Gottlieb combined the quirky prints with flashes of orange, sandy and navy shades.
Silhouettes remained, on the whole, very floaty and feminine. As the ruffle skirts swished and swayed down the runway with a mind of their own, sheer panelled tops and sleek pleated skirts followed coolly with ease. However, adding structure to the collection were a series of buttoned up to the collar shirts and pleated tops.
Overall the combination of the exquisite embroidery, intriguing prints and floaty fabrics came together to create a collection that was, without a doubt, one of the most most interesting to grace the catwalk this season.
Written by Oral Wallis. Images © Vita Gottlieb.