"His basic reference point was Christian Dior's 1953 spring collection, which introduced the "tulip line" and included floaty prints. you could also see the influence of photographers-- Irving Penn and Nick Knight, chiefly- who were beguiled by the colors and structures of flowers."
-New York Times Cathy Horn
Maria Kashleva and Yulia Kharlaponove
Delicate fabric with color tone changes
Delicate fabrics were used as we see in the pictures provided. Each look is intensely driven by the dramatic structures and unexpected color combinations. The cellophane bouquet wraps formulate a coordinated look as it gives off the same "floral garden" sense- especially with its transparent color.
"Part of his research involved studying real flowers, spending an hour watching the light change on a parrot tulip, for instance. That partly explained the collection's wonderful colors, especially the vibrancy of the dégradé effects"
-Style.com Tim Banks
It's not surprising that floral and nature can be used as an inspiration, but what excites me is the way that its been properly incorporated into the designs and the garments. It was not only seen in the color palettes and patterns, but the techniques used to construct the dresses- ruffling and layering just to mention a few. Which are all seen in the importance of a flower's growth in nature.