The 70’s have been revived by Jiri Kalfar in his most recent contribution to the world of fashion.
The music, the cinema, the stars, Brigitte Bardot, Diana Ross, David Bowie, the clubs, the poets, the pop-art, Studio 54, and the freedom and expectation of change all inspired the designers SS19 collection – and oh how we can see it.
The collections play with beautiful linear graphic prints, and bright paisley inspired designs, that fuse delightfully with pops of metallics and neons. The loose fitting fabrics that hug the bodies natural curves and don’t ‘define’ a structured shape is something the designer has played with amazingly well this season.
I think the most powerful part of this collection is its focus on ecology and the future of our planet, with the collection being derived from upcycled clothing, recycled sequins, and zero waste patterns. Each piece has been handmade in the Czech Republic without the use of any fur or leather (which has been a hot topic with the BFC this season).
The team have focused on using sustainable materials such as muskin (mushroom leather) with hand embroidery that ensures the garments feel luxurious, because the real luxury nowadays is consciousness.
It’s also worth noting that for the first time, Jiri is introducing us to a new line of eco-friendly sustainable (made of corn and wood) leather-free shoes. In collaboration with Czech designer Oldrich Voyta, the shoes have been produced with 3D printers – something we could only dream of a few years ago!
My standout pieces from this collection have to be the black and blue linear graphic trousers and dresses, and have you seen those knee high boots – that print is every Studio 54 and I need to shoot them in all their C3PO realness!