Imagine an ancient warrior princess, armoured and poised for battles real and imagined. Her femininity comes with ferocity, bringing forth a dichotomy of soft and tough that resounds throughout the collection.
Studded black leather that resembles both corset and armour is laced over ethereal florals and tiered ruffles. Warrior chainmail takes form in light metallic knits. Soft textures like chiffon are moulded into bold shapes as structured materials borrow fluidity from ruffles and voluminous sleeves. No warrior goes into battle without her steel. Exhibit’s Athena finds hers in metal buckles, oversized buttons, eyelets and heavy accessories.
Silhouettes expand the collection’s narrative. Femininity through ruched off-shoulders and Victorian high-necks, like those of a lady in a tower, ferocity through one-shoulders and asymmetry, as though the warrior had modified her dress on her way to war. Everything comes together with a colour palette of white, black, grey, red and green, recalling castles, weapons, fires and forests.