You might remember a post we did back in May where we first introduced you to this fantastic designer we discovered in one of our very first articles. Well now, we are extremely happy to present Florian Wowretzko SS16 Ezekiel collection! Historically all black, the Spring Summer collection for the label started out as all white, though it just wouldn't be Florian without some black.
The collection is inspired by the story of the Valley of Dry Bones in the book of Ezekiel in the bible, where God has breathed new life into a valley full of bones. Inspired by an ancient scripture in the Book of Ezekiel, heard in the 7th Symphony by Krzysztof Penderecki “Seven Gates of Jerusalem”, this collection creates a moving apocalyptic conception of clothing. Straightjackets and Yali tribes were also among the inspirations for the Florian Wowretzko SS16 collection. The tribal influence comes in the forms of the textiles and layering of different fabrics. The influence of the straightjacket, while obvious in some pieces, is also functional; there are velcro straps allowing the closing and adjusting to each individuals body as well as leather loops laced up with wax cord and ribbon arranged on each other like a cage.
While the choice of white and cream for the Florian Wowretzko SS16 collection may be a departure, the use of luxurious fabrics is not. This collection is comprised of lamb and cow leather, sheer nylon, scuba and jersey constructed in a functional yet wearable manner. These materials are angled and folded in such a way to create clean edges, straight silhouettes and balanced proportions.
Enough words, here are the shots from the collection.
Photos: Paul Peter
Model: Ricardo Dominguez
Hair & Makeup: Margarita Glushkova
Set Design: Shawn Soh