“I took a two-week trip to South America earlier on this year and found the landscape captivating. Our girls this season are resplendent eagles soaring through the Patagonian air.” – Busardi Muntarbhorn, Creative Director of Busardi
This season marks Busardi as the first Thai label to show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Inspired by the incredibly diverse landscapes and microenvironments of South America, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection takes us on a journey with an archetypal Busardi woman, strong and beautiful as she soars through the glacier-hewn fields of Patagonia, past the smoking plunge pools of the Iguazu Falls and into the golden pink sand deserts of Argentina.
Honing in on the ethereal beauty that the brand is renowned for, a splendour of exquisitely crafted gowns play with layering and transparency to create new codes of modern femininity. Pulling on a rich tapestry of references, models are personified into resplendent eagles covered in an armour of accessories: ear cuffs, bracelets and necklaces moulded in solid silver and covered with crystals and pearls - challenging the traditional notions of eveningwear. The attachment of soft ostrich feathers on cocktail dresses, evening gowns and jackets nods to exquisite birds in flight, while lace-formed adornments command a serene glacial allusion.
Layered with more philosophical implications, the collection sees the element of oxygen take centre stage - air sustains all life but the power of air can freeze great swathes of water and waterfalls into icebergs. Billowing silhouettes glide down the catwalk, while more structured pieces are adorned with feathers that gently float through the air as the models drift down the runway. The entire collection of luxurious gowns and dresses has a carefree, laissez-faire mood, enhanced by Busardi’s signature use of Guipure lace appliqué and embroidery.
Not comprising on luxe detailing, a profusion of floating hemlines and floor skimming skirts maintain the red carpet grandeur. However, nothing encapsulates the mood quite like the finale piece - a queen of the birds, adorned with hundreds of grey ostrich feathers layered around the shoulders of a trademark cape. Heavily encrusted ear cuffs frame the model’s face, while delicate hand embroidered appliqué finely decorates the waist of a silk dress; her silver tulle skirt trails the runway, mirroring the tail of a great bird as she soars through the Patagonian air.
Colours: Light blue, beige, powder blue, lilac, aqua, dusky pink, gold, baby blue, laurel green, sky blue, silver, taupe, orange, rose, pink, purple, turquoise, nude, white and cream.
Fabrics: Ostrich feathers, lace, chiffon, taffeta, duchess satin, silk jacquard, shantung, silk, organza, crepe satin, organza, tulle, cloque and wool.