For SS19, German-born womenswear designer Paula Knorr plays with the contrast between volume and fitted silhouettes, channeling some serious disco vibes with the shimmer and sparkle her name has become synonymous with.
Sleeves are one-shouldered; oversized, exaggerated, and paired with a draped waterfall of ruffles. Body-con lamé, lurex, and an abundance of sequins share the stage with flowing caftan dresses and intricate lace. We saw soft viscose alongside draped crepe jersey gowns encrusted with sparkling Swarovski crystals and appliquéd tulle detailing.
Bold colour is paired with multi-dimensional texture, soft velvets ad Knorr’s signature metallics; formfitting ruffled cocktail dresses contrast with the designer’s favourite caped contours and fluid femininity in a collection that evokes 70s disco queen glamour and the heyday of Studio 54.
SS19 focuses on evening wear, with a colour palette of soft pastels and shades of cream, warm pink, tangerine, and steely blue. Knorr’s designs are simultaneously showstopping and yet extremely wearable, interspersed with iridescent sparkle on light cottons for a distinctly summery feel to the collection.
Knorr’s designs are unabashedly glamorous, featuring her signature draping techniques in shades from disco-ball silver to candy pink, alongside camel, blush, and stone. Tone-on-tone separates in crisp white pair with iridescent sequins, and embellished lace with copper lamé. Innovative tailoring and asymmetry in bold eveningwear fabrics evoke the essence of comfortable, wearable sensuality.
The brand also collaborated with design duo Räthel & Wolf to create a line of minimal jewellery featuring Swarovski crystals to contrast with the collections’s signature fluid shapes.
Words: LUCIE DHOG | WRITER
Photography: MUX MISTRY | PHOTOGRAPHER