Dans La Vie Spring/Summer 2013 collection “Moving Print Bodies”
Japanese designer Rira Sugawara’s fourth mesmerizing collection under label Dans La Vie contained daring and vivid designs with a focus on femininity and the female form.
As the name of the collection reveals, prints were liberally used throughout with an aesthetic influenced by the emblems of Japanese Gods; ‘Fujin’ (God of wind), ‘Raijin’ (God of thunder) and ‘Ryujin’ (Dragon God).
These elements combined with a slick-snakeskin and a contrasting checkerboard print embellished the traditional Japanese inspired silhouettes, cat suits and peplum containing dresses.
The designers choice of fabrics gave the collection an indisputable modern feel as sheer PVC, tulle and snake leather were predominantly used on the dresses and traditional kimono cuts.
The colour palette contained striking yellow, green, and eclectic blue as well as deep oxblood red emitting a tangible fierceness to the garments.
This collection is yet another example of Sugawara’s take on traditional craftsmanship set in the modern day resulting in bold, fearless designs.
Designer & Brand Info: www.danslavie.co.jp
PR Team: Blow PR
Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
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Article by Zinab Ramma