Dear iDEALS, for the first time prints in vivid hues are introduced in Masha Mas collections. Applied to pleated fabrics and mixed with delicate hand embroidery they give a strong indication of the designer’s current mood. Working with her near trademark white at the core, a whirl of colours referencing the betta are added, with blues –inky to aqua, rust,green, yellow and nude, as well as a shimmering palette of bronze and silver.
A loosening up of silhouette is a conscious decision by the designer not to force or constrain the fabrics. Yet the construction and cut that is fast becoming synonymous with her name are evident. Sculptured jackets are both cropped and oversized, form- fitting skirts finish with a kickflare either zipped or unzipped to create an irregularity of line and movement.
The season also introduces the first Masha Ma footwear collaboration with iconic design brand United Nude. Leathers in nude and navy, chromed heels in silver and electric blue perfectly match the garment palette while the curved and cut out form of the shoe mirror the contours of the collection.
All photographs by Shoji Fujii