Ralph & Russo Spring/Summer 2018 couture is a continued celebration of the many facets of all women and the collection pays homage to the Eastern exploration of Creative Director, Tamara Ralph.
Resonant of traditional Asian decoration and punctuated by imperial red silk crêpe, acid green gazar and canary yellow silk satin; the collection is a spectrum of exoticism, with transparent illusion tulle suits, crystal embroidered jacquard and draped kimono-style silhouettes edged in layers of decorative tassels.
Moulded white crêpe jasmine petals and powder blue organza chrysanthemums enhance delicately hand painted florals and songbirds, whilst tiers of devoré ostrich feathers and chiffon ruffles reflect the features of sacred eastern architecture.
Metallic crystal chainmail and silk lamé return in an underlying theme of reflection, not only of the creative mind and exploration, but of the importance of travel for today’s modern woman.
Pale pink silk organza ballgown, featuring a hand painted bodice, ribbon embroidered peplum and geometric petal embroidered overskirt.
Over 30 metres of silk organza has been hand cut by 25 specialist artisans to create opulent 3D flowers consisting of multiple layers of light pink silk organza. Each flower is finished in the centre with a rose water opal stone to enhance the femininity of the piece.
Nude pink illusion tulle draped gown intricately embellished with crystals, navette stones, xilions and hand-cut metallic sequins. The incredibly opulent jewellery-inspired design on an illusion tulle base is sparkling with over 10,000 crystals, navette stones, xillions and specially cut metallic sequins in shades of silk and rose gold.
White tulle cocktail dress with cape, adorned with devor. ostrich and coque feathers enhanced by metallic Swarovski crystal clusters.
The silk geometric net is embroidered with hand tied bunches of white burnt ostrich feathers and individually placed coque feathers all finished with clusters of Swarovski Crystal Stones and love beads.
Pale blue and pink lurex engineered floral jacquard mini dress, featuring a contrasting midnight blue duchess sash edged with handmade metallic tassels, 3D petal and chain embroidery.