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The new spring/summer 2016 Charlotte Pringels collection lies within a balanced spectrum of order and chaos, the contrast between decoration and functionality. Japan is a key influence, seized through features of kimonos, minimalism and origami.
Tie-waist belts, curved hems and mao collars are essential elements in the identity of the collection. There is a calculated sense of balance that creates a serene visual. The materials are soft, crisp and pleasant to the skin. Dynamic dresses and tops are complemented by folding techniques drawn from classical Japanese origami. Cool neutral colours saturate architectural silhouettes. Pale pink, gold and blue are fused with a pearlescent quality to create the essential Spring/Summer shade with a modern appeal. Lightweight fabrics create a look of understated chic, as seen in the form of casual loose-fitted pants, shorts and tops.The colour palette is soft, with barely-there pastel pinks and blues mix with crisp white and navy. The looks are decorated with handmade Suminagashi prints on silk and soft jacquard with navy and ivory tones.