DoraAbodi 2011 S/S "Beautiful Voyager"
The key inspiration of the 2011 Spring / Summer collection is the desire of complete freedom, a feeling of running through an infinite green meadow, escaping the constraints of time. The lightness of air, a spring breeze, summer sunshine reflected in the azure sea were all sources of inspiration. Ethereal azure, light blue, white foam, grays and various shades of honey-toned sand are all included in the complex color palette, which is complemented by a vibrantly luscious poppy red and greenish heliodor yellow. The collection is a mixture of feminine and masculine garments, referencing the hyper-femininity of Monroe and the harder, more masculine silhouettes of Garbo. The collection portrays Edward Quinn's Belle Epoque French Riviera athmosphere (the golden 50's) with vintage silhouettes, shimmery surfaces, while boldly mixing in elements from the 90s: leather tops, body-conscious dresses, square shoulders with colorful leggings with printed patterns envisioned by the designer. The unique surface treatments, appliqués, ruffles, pleats, special fabric pairings re-appear from collections past, with new variations. Dora Abodi's gold-lined, magenta-soled, hand-made red, glittered, ruffled platform shoes, gladiator sandals, ballet flats and playful, colorful, yet classic bags and accessories complete the collection.Video