Dive Into The Deep Waters Of Marine Life This Spring 2015
In the newest wave of spring/summer trends we look at a theme that pledges itself entirely to the marine life.
This deep-sea trend dominated the Spring/Summer 2015 runway. Models from Valentino, Rodarte, Christopher Kane and Mary Katraktzou swept the runway in a tidal wave of aquatic ombré blues and iridescent shimmers, eliciting the oceans inspiration with textures of tulle and chiffon gowns.
Rodarte’s collection indefinitely played off pelagic themes, proving it was more than mermaid worthy. The collection featured barnacle embellished mid to floor length gowns that were intricately draped in rope and tangled with overlapped netting.
“It started with tide pools. The idea of things that live in the ocean and grow around low shallow waters, and combining that with what is at the pier and mermaids. It ended up being slightly nautical which we hadn’t expected,’ Laura Mulleavy said after the show. ‘I feel like the whole world was ocean life,’ Kate added.” -Rodarte Interview for i-D Magazine
Mary Katraktzou captured the ocean’s seascape with elaborate 3d embroidery and barnacle beading. Geometric designs formed interlocking tectonic plates that mimicked intricate coral designs. Shirt dresses, pleated maxi gowns and mini skirts formed elegant silhouettes of femininity. A muted neutral palette complimented silky oranges, and oceanic hues which formed a truly delicate and captivating collection.
Valentino brought sheer romanticism to Paris for this spring, literally. Sea life was also a key inspiration to the collection, including starfish and sea horse motifs that floated on diaphanous floor skimming gowns.
This isn’t the first time however that the under the sea trend was brought to our horizons. The marine theme picked up momentum in 2010; when the late Alexander McQueen released a collection called ‘Atlantis’.
But how wearable is this trend off the catwalk? It can be expected to see sea creature motifs, maxi dresses with tiered frill details and oceanic hues enter your wardrobe this season.
It will be interesting to see how the high street takes on this underwater theme.