Girls with eyes reminding me of Eskimo, dresses with sophisticated yet simple cuts, earth shades of clothes and a beautiful set up installation: that was, for short, my first encounter with the designs of Saara Lepokorpi and her collection for Spring/Summer 2016, named “Savoyish”. (CLICK on the gallery above, for more pictures)
Find Saara Lepokorpi designs on – www.lepokorpi.com.
As she said to me in Paris, Lepokorpi’s muses include architects, artists, designers and actresses – free spirited, individual and ageless women who are unafraid to let their personality show through in their style. The collection represent a modern interpretation of femininity, but masculine and feminine elements are contrasted against each other to create a playful yet serious take on a brave modern day woman. “My aesthetic develops first from forms and textures, and the stylistic thinking comes along later. The richness of references and clash of ideas in any one collection is a result of absorbing all kinds of influences in a relatively short period of time”, she said in an interview to the magazine W.
Saara Lepokorpi is an award-winning fashion designer based in Helsinki, Finland, and a graduate of the Aalto University fashion department. Saara develops in her studio special, unique textiles for each of her collections. Recently she has specialized in a type of textile she calls unwovens, which resemble an unwoven warp on a loom. The technique lends itself to whole panels of stunning textile material, as well as unique and interesting embroideries.Ethical consideration is one of the core values of Lepokorpi and all garments are produced in Helsinki.
Photography: Saara Lepokorpi / www.lepokorpi.com.