A collection as dreamy as it’s designer name was inspired by ocean and a foamy texture of breaking waves was one of the best shown during Fashion Culture. It wasn’t an easy fashion but certainly an effective one.
I was very impressed by amount of layers as well as shapes of clothing. Ruffles reminded me of waves and seaweed swaying in the water. The craftsmanship of garments was impeccable despite hearing a story about it’s last minute drama during James’ debut. Especially the last gown made me wonder how could it possibly stay up like that? Another thing worth mentioning was hand painted print of sea creature and waves on sheer panels. It was an interesting way to incorporate ocean themes without being too obvious. I like the fact that there wasn’t any blue or other sea colour in presentation. Instead James used sheer lightweight fabrics to translate water movement, thick neoprene-ish fabrics to create shapes of fantasy sea creatures and very pretty ornament like drawing.