SS16 WAS DESIGNED OVER A TWO-MONTH RESIDENCY AT VILLA LENA IN TUSCANY. THE SETTING WAS A SPRAWLING ESTATE WITH A GRAND PINK VILLA, FIREFLY’S FOREST, OLIVE GROVES, A PRIMARY STRIPED POOLSIDE AND AN ABUNDANCE OF MILANO MEMPHIS DESIGN ITEMS.
These influences reverberate through the collection. Sol le wit stripes appear in the pattern and wrapping of the ropes. Cylindrical and triangular shapes in Tuscan yellow and Yves Klein-blue cluster on brass crescent shapes. The aesthetics of catholic embellishment that adorn the interior of cathedrals and chapels and Renaissance greats’ appear as black and gold motifs on collars.
The LENA collection encapsulates a feeling of Tuscany. The languid heat at noon, luminous orange Aperol spritz at dusk. The cool breeze through an olive grove before the down pouring of summer rain. Night swims and Negroni's in glowing blue pools framed by striped umbrellas and naked artists.
SLOW DAYS IN STUDIOS LISTENING TO FRED BUSCAGLIONE AND LAYING HAND CRAFTED JEWELS AGAINST CHUNKS OF CARRERA MARBLE. THE BASKET WEAR AND WICKER FRINGES CARRY SECRETS OF SUMMER SOLSTICE AND WHAT FEELS LIKE AN ENDLESS SUMMER.
PHOTOGRAPHER TRAVYS OWEN STYLIST JODY PAULSEN HAIR & MAKE-UP CARLA GERSIE AT ONE LEAGUE MODEL ALEX GLENDAY AT BOSS MODELS JEWELS PICHULIK