Gaby Basora: the queen of eye-opening summer prints
When more and more people started to ask Gaby where she bought the things she wore, she simply replied that she had made them herself; this is when something clicked with Gaby – her designs were captivating enough to enter the industry.
“An old American Sedan, a lonely road in the desert, a trip to the sea, the sun, the beach and the freedom.” This is the story told in her SS12 collection which consists of showy clothes and bizarre juxtapositions of lace and leopard print, paisley and flower garland pattern, polka dots and stylised seagulls motif.
She’s a real queen of eye-popping prints, ranging from the trendy Aztec pattern to a Marni-esque graphic check or giant poppies, loved by the most influential trendsetters and models, from Sienna Miller to Helena Christensen.
This season, she emphasised longer lengths and a feminine touch with cuts and detailing: wide braced dresses, childish knee-length skirts, sleeveless shirts with bow neck, long panel dresses and humorous sailor hats.
Clothing and dressing is an opportunity for communication, to say something about one self and to connect. The experience of feeling beautiful, special, daring, unexpected, manly or womanly is an opportunity for exploration.
Tucker is certainly one to watch out for.
Laura De Vittori