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Alexandra Moura’s Autumn / Winter 2017 Collection: Guided By Nature

POSTEDBYDISHA DASWANEY

Hip, subtle, yet super urban or whatever the ‘cool kids’ of fashion see as trendy, Alexandra Moura’s collection is definitely something you want to be seen wearing in the streets. It is all about mixing European influences with traditional Indonesian cuttings. This is a departure from her usual elegant tailoring and takes the designer out of her comfort zone presenting the funkiest items. 

At her launch inside Banking Hall on Monday, designer Alexandra Moura explained this season’s collection is one very close to her heart, “I visited this particular time period [the Portuguese expansion in 18th century] because it resembles a historical period, which still today symbolises a lot to us in Portugal. We believe there is still a connection on the other side.” She added: “The colour palette as well as all the details in the collection are a mix of the influence of the European colonial aesthetic, but also a lot of the palette is about nature.”

It is a collection every man and woman would want to play with, as she creatively styled the looks to make layering a key concept. The styling tips aren’t exactly for the average fashionista– her style targets a specific very clientele – those of us constantly wanting to carry off street chic with a twist. 

Expect a rich colour palette with earth tones, mostly beiges and deep browns complemented with shades of blue, yellow and subtle hints of orange. She wants us to go back to nature as an influence. Moura said, “This collection in particular has a lot of guidance from nature, but I have used nature as inspiration in the past as it is the origin of all of us.” But nature isn’t the only influencer. 

A metallic touch of gold thread and fabrics that are thinly woven created another futuristic effect to the collection. Unique hair accessories also brought the futuristic aspect of the designs together. Models walked down the runway with pearl earmuffs and striking accessories paired with Princess Leia hair. The combinations of thin and thick fabrics were used as an illusion so each model painted a boxy silhouette. Either way, the looks were spot on point. 

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