Dans la Vie Rira Sugawara launched a collection that was definitely all about creating a visual impact. The clothes were eye catching, fun and full of spirit. The use of lizard print patent leather in a variety of bright yellows, greens teamed with light greys and black was a central motif of the show. Embellishment was also a key theme with patches depicting floral collages in circular and heart shapes were trimmed with crystal borders created a strong visual impact.
Silhouettes were sleak and structural meaning the fabric choices were really allowed to shine; combined with graphic print leggings continuing the use of collage prints; which has become somewhat of a signature for the brand the effect was eclectic without being complicated. Coupled with patent black ankle boots with clear heels or thigh high boots in see through patent meant this was definitely not a show to appeal in the minimalist in us but most definitely was a maximalist dream.
Dans la Vie was definitely a fun and frolicsome concoction, full of verve and personality designed to create a statement. And what a statement it was!
WORDS BY: RAVI KELAY | CONTRIBUTING FASHION EDITOR
IMAGES BY: ADAM JONES | FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER