If spring were to be translated into a pattern, it would be one made from bright, happy colors, depicting nature and new growth. For Spring/Summer 2016, Madrid-based Lebanese designer Dina Khalifé did just that, perfectly capturing the colorful optimism of the sun-drenched season with a lovely collection of printed sundresses, effectively casting a pall over the winter months and making us long for spring. “The inspiration of the SS16 collection is the citrus fruit. I was attracted by its vivid color and beautiful texture,” Khalifé shares in an exclusive interview with Savoir Flair. Her vivid prints were drawn from vintage depictions of lemon trees and oranges, while her patterns “portray subtle prints of natural elements such as leaves and flowers contrasted with richly colored straws and fruits.” In fusing culinary delights and natural flora on artisanal sundresses and skirts, Khalifé injects her collection with youthful joy. “It is energetic, optimistic, and refreshing,” she shares, and we couldn’t agree more.
For a closer look at her carefree collection for Spring/Summer 2016, click through the gallery.