Sunday, August 23, 2015

Amna AlSalem's Fall 2015 Collection

Amna AlSalem is not a new name to my blog and to fashion-loving people within our region. Her previous collection received a shining stamp of approval from one of Kuwait's biggest high-end luxury store AlOthman a few seasons ago with the release of an exclusive-to-Kuwait collection for the retailer, drawing upon her signature silhouettes and ready-to-wear successes. For her new collection, Amna stayed true to her feminine signature style with a hint of playfulness through cut, shapes, and colors. Here's what the designer has shared with Confashions from Kuwait in regards to her latest collection....

Amna AlSalem's collection is inspired by Henri Matisse's masterpiece, The Dessert: Harmony in Red. This painting was originally commissioned as 'Harmony in Blue' but Matisse was dissatisfied with the result, and so he painted it over with his preferred red. Amna AlSalem was attached to the sense of joie de vivre the painting interprets, with that she added the perfect shade of red to dresses and capes. Elements of the turn of the century inspirations and shapes are also apparent, and in harmony, especially in the ankle length red dress with the black cross on the bust. Because harmony in Red has no central focal point, the colors and exaggerated shapes of the garments are all one sees. Known for her immaculate cuts, the collection still has what Amna does best, making dresses as art pieces... The collection accumulated all lengths, from baby doll short minis to long full skirts. Feathers and the blending of different materials, chiffon, taffeta, and luxurious cottons, have been added to enrich the collection. At the time of birthing the collection, Amna was obsessing over the cloudy blue skies at Harmony... And so she added baby blues to the medley... To add drama to the two black gowns she thought of the fall gold leaves from the painting and went for a flower golden crown. The overall aesthetic of the collection is feminine with a hint of drama.

Here are some of my favorite looks...

1 comment:

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