“Escapism into nature” is the thesis at the heart of the Amal Al Mulla brand, and with a Fall/Winter 2015 collection on the horizon, it’s clear that the young Bahraini designer dreams of escaping into the hush of snowfall on a wintery day.
“For Fall/Winter 2015, the collection entitled “I had too much to dream last night”, was inspired by that one moment between dreaming and the state of wake,” Al Mulla shared in an exclusive interview with Savoir Flair. “Drifting in and out into an exhaustive yet beautiful cold winter, examining its fragility, its clarity, its solidity. A thoughtful winter haze full of wonder is the state of mind we have taken our girl into for the season.” She achieves this state of mind with a crisp, frosty palette, touched with pale pastels and darker neutrals, and the brilliant use of sheer paneling and sheer lining. With each garment Al Mulla shapes, she includes transparent elements which lend the illusion of length, extending from sleeves and hemlines. This method allows her to play up proportions and volumes, and subtly inject her silhouettes with fluidity and surprising geometry. Additionally, Al Mulla was inspired by cold weather objects such as “stifled frozen stems, clear white petals, snowflake-inspired bursts, and crystallized winter moths”, and injected them into the collection. From pastel tabard vests and shapely culottes to cozy outerwear and sophisticated separates, Al Mulla draws us deeper into a winter wonderland.
Click through the gallery for an exclusive first look at Amal Al Mulla’s dreamy new Fall/Winter 2015 lookbook.
Photos: Courtesy of Amal Al Mulla