Portuguese young fashion brand Ana Segurado sums up the designer’s creative statement: “cruelty free” exclusive clothing combining material interactions with unexpected results.
Eclectic and highly individual, moving between fashion and the street, Essential Spring Summer 2016 Collection intended to explore alternative ways of using forms, with destroyed textures and patterns, but keeping it pure and wearable.
Inspired by several women artists (Patti Smith, Joan Didion, Yayoi Kusama, Edith Piaff), and following their way of thinking and living, the collection combines classical references and “youth culture”, stating that confidence comes from self-expression. Shredded denim with failure frayed points and jacquard micromotifs are used to express the duality between street inspiration, music and “arts and crafts”. Pieces work in layers recreating basics “hand-me down”: capes, inspired-kimono coats, sweaters and tube dresses.
The prints are inspired in the australian textile artist India Flint with the series of work: Sense of Place, where she creates dyes of fallen leaves, rinds and earth pigments.