Designer Alejandra Alonso Rojas takes us on a journey to Barcelona’s coasts and the Catalonian countryside with her Spring Summer 2018 collection. Referencing on the region’s nonchalant, sophisticated aesthetic, the collection features luxurious materials and fine fabrics are combined, often in unexpected and inventive ways.
Handcraft remains at the forefront of Alejandra‘s designs, manifesting in a multitude of sartorial techniques and demi-couture details. Via a rare and precious technique preserved from the 1920’s, fabrics are embroidered with like-fabrics, namely in floral motifs. Handsewn smocking is applied to waists of enchanting Chantilly lace dresses in hues of lemony yellow and pale malva, and to supple leather skirts in bright shades of fuchsia and cerulean. Korean silks and Japanese yarns are woven and crocheted in a variety of floral and rosette patterns. Each garment is beautifully and meticulously constructed and rich in exquisite detail. Prints this season include a poppy design derived from a watercolor canvas Alejandra‘s mother, Monica, had painted and has hanging in her home in Mexico City. Applied on a variety of silks, the colorful florals dramatically burst against a background of red, ecru, or black. The print is applied allover to Alejandra‘s signature suiting, exceptionally tailored and cut to perfection, to strikingly-shaped jumpsuits, and to a regal kimono coat in sumptuous matte crepe silk. – from Alejandra Alonso Rojas
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