Backed by a lengthy philosophical treatise by designer Orchid Ganji, Orkalia’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection navigates the space between reality and fantasy. Reflecting on her design journey this season, Ganji asks, “Isn’t fashion supposedly a way of self-expression? And shouldn’t self-expression be more about the self and about being true to the progress of change and celebrating growth along with the pitfalls in between?” Rather than concerning herself with a certain fashionable “look”, Ganji is more interested in the process of getting ready. “Fashion has always been more than just a transitory moment. It’s all the little things one does to get ready for an occasion, and ideally it is the celebration of these little transitory moments,” she states.
For that reason, her collection tackles the topic of how to dress for the modern environment, where we are to be all things at once for all occasions. Through the lens of metamorphosis, this Orkalia collection transmutes elements from menswear, art, and architecture into wearable items for the modern woman. This considered approach to style means Ganji’s creations are democratic in nature and include cozy robes, chic suits, summery separates, relaxed tunics, and formal gowns. By supplying an entire season’s worth of options for your wardrobe, Orkalia’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection becomes a one-stop shop for excellent looks to carry you from day to night, and all points in between.
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