The new SS16 collection by Anna Daubner is romantically named "Upon the Sea".
Playful and fresh, the collection marked a few firsts for the designer:
She turned to german artist, Sören Beineke’s, works of art as the inspirational source, using the pastel color palette and the asymmetric lines as reference points in the collection. The decorative elements echo the artist's work as well.
This collection also marks the first time digital prints appear in Anna Daubner's work which are born of Beineke's paintings.
But prints are not the only ones stealing the show: the designer experimented with opacity and layering of fabrics such as satin silk and organza to create sophisticated yet light ensembles.
For the very first time digital prints appear in Anna Daubner work which are born of Beineke’s paintings.
Despite some quirky design elements, once you break down of the collection, it is highly wearable.
True, a conceptual fashion lover will be able to create that unique look, but the collection can be as easily adopted by more conservative fashion enthusiasts.
We loved the breezy silk camisole and a dress with spaghetti straps, both look perfect for warm summer days.
The printed silk pants are begging you to take them somewhere fancy and warm.
The organza bomber is also lust worthy. This is a very relevant garment right now, and this version is a refreshing and lighter take on it.
The collection has a very soft feeling to it, which is not a given, considering the reference points. And although it will sound super cliche, it did get us dreaming of pink sunsets and pearl sunrises, feeling light and etheral somewhere warm and beautiful. French Riviera anyone..?