Teresita Orillac catwalk show report S/S 2016 for LFW
The peacock feather caught in the transparent invitation set the tone for the collection itself, which was entitled Into the Jungle. Orillac was paying homage to the landscape of her homeland, Panama, and to the colourful exotic birds that live in its jungles.
First came a series of pieces in a shimmering green, digital print that evoked the feathers of a bird. Initially, these came in the form of statement separates paired with black outfits – a boxy printed blazer thrown over a cropped top and mini skirt, for example, or a short-sleeved printed blouse paired with a black pencil skirt.
There were also a series of maxi dresses, one with a black bodice and printed skirt that flowed around the legs. As the collection moved on, rich blue and lilac tones began to find their way into the colour palette, transforming the relaxed, feminine silhouettes into gowns fit for paradise.
The colourful evening gowns at the show’s finale were perhaps the most stunning of the collection. Floor length, sometimes sleeveless or halterneck, and often backless, it’s not hard to imagine these being worn by some red carpet belle in the near future.
Despite the elegance, these were clothes designed to be lived in – Orillac makes a point of designing for the charismatic, adventurous woman, and her latest, richly coloured designs will surely strike a chord with her customer.
Photos: Krish Nagari