Lebanese footwear designer Andrea Wazen debuts her Spring/Summer 2016 collection in Dubai this weekend. Ahead of the event, Savoir Flair readers have been granted an exclusive first look at the collection, which screams holiday spirit with its bold color palette.
All the elements of summer are present in her designs, from the sun’s warm yellow and the vivid blue of the sea to the bright hues of blooming flowers. Talking to Savoir Flair about the inspiration behind her collection, Wazen reveals, “The inspiration behind the SS16 collection came from my recent holiday travels; I always find great inspiration when traveling. It was my trip to Cape Town, South Africa last year that was the starting point for my collection. What I enjoyed doing the most was collecting pictures from my trip to create a color palette for the SS16 collection.”
The season’s must-have mule shapes and ankle-lace sandals are all part of the collection, with playful floral appliqués, interesting cutouts, and perforated details elevating the styles to new heights. “The focus of my collection was to merge unique and edgy styles with easy-to-wear, 24-hour shapes,” shares Wazen.
Style the pieces with boho dresses for breezy holiday vibes or with easy, tailored pieces and natural fabrics such as linens and silks for a more chic take on summer dressing.
Make your way to the Andrea Wazen trunk show in Dubai this weekend to shop the pieces.