Jean Paul Knott
Just In Case
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| Christian Wijnants zomer 2006
Datum: 23 januari 2006
The collection is based on the Basotho population, tribes living in Lesotho
and South Africa, who's religion, traditions and way of living inspired
a fresh and contemporary collection.
The Ceremonies around the stages of transformation in a girl's life are strong and colourful. In those rituals girls walk in processions holding panels with daily objects: shiny materials and mirrors reflecting light and symbolizing purity and enlightment, candies and colorful gifts conveying sweetness and childhood, accessories relating to grooming and feminine beauty and balloons representing pregnant women.
The traditionally painted houses in vivid colours and geometric patterns
gave birth to a patchwork of printed flowers, gold lurex voile, snake
print and habotay dresses and skirts.
The materials are soft and drapy like jersey modal, habotay silk and fine viscose knits.
The colors are warm, subtle and soft: gold, skin, cream, antique pink, olive and brown.
The look of the collection reflects the patchwork and recycling habits of African dresses: headscarfes made of old handkerchiefs are covering the simple styled hair.
The skin is shiny and has gold reflects like after a warm and sunny summer day.