Novia Chiu’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, entitled “Bon Voyage”, was inspired by the creative duos travelling and road trips. The two designers wanted to create a more wearable and versatile collection so silks and satins were combined to create beautiful but wearable shirts, blouses and trouser suits. The fluid feminine shapes of the garments were both flattering and functional not only in silhouette but also in texture and colour.
Whilst on their journey’s, designers Nova and Jeff, who are known for their surface prints, took pictures of Asia’s mountains, trees and rivers and printed them on silk, satin, cotton and spandex in a selection of captivating colours; including warm pinks, icy blues, earthy greens, sunset oranges and vivid purples.
The timeless collection was very in-keeping with traditional Asian fashion. Loose silk kaftan-style jackets were worn with printed spandex leggings which showcased a stretch of Asia’s sultry summer scenery. Decadently draped blouses and dresses featured seductively deep v-shaped backs which gave the oriental collection a modern western edge.
Some of the pieces featured subtle fringing, which gave the garments movement, bringing the scenery printed upon them to life, whilst others featured an overlay of netted ruching in bright calypso corals and peachy hues which added dimension to the silken landscape beneath.
Designer & Brand Info: Nova Chiu
PR Team: POP PR
Article by Grace Beazer
Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
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