Looks from Ingrid Starnes’ Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. Image supplied.
Ingrid Starnes has a remarkable knack for designing collections that mix vintage and modern influences to create a timeless aesthetic that is perfectly refined. Her latest collection for Autumn/Winter 2018 is titled Harmonies and beautifully embodies her elegant style. The collection is inspired by the revolutionary work of the woodcutting Japanese artist, Yoshida Masaji, who changed colour form, making the definite indefinite with his innovative method of making woodcuts. Starnes has designed her collection as if it were an artwork in a lost Masaji series, expressing the Masaji tradition of invention with exclusive hand-designed prints, dyes and voluminous drape.
The pieces themselves are crafted in a glorious colour palette of blush, mustard, sage, soft blue, rust and navy that is oh so appealing. Starnes has utilised her signature feminine silhouettes and new styles that play with volume and make for exaggerated shapes. Impeccably cut suiting, romantic dresses and tactile knits form the basis of Harmonies and are as gorgeous to wear as they are to look at. It’s impossible not to be drawn into Starnes’ sophisticated way of dressing that makes every outfit an effortlessly chic one and gives the wearer poise and confidence.
Harmonies is available at Ingrid Starnes stores, stockists and online now.