Her American, European and Asian roots as well as her striking doll-like face led to her rise as one of the most unique-looking and beloved top models. For this campaign, we rediscover a siren in a surreal universe of striking colors.
Whether abstract or figurative, the wave is one of the iconic designs of our Spring/Summer 2014 collection. It is clearly inspired by the Pacific Ocean whose waters lap against the California coast, the homeland of Humberto and Carol and paradise for surfers from all over the world. The perpetual ebb and flow of waves also brings to mind constant renewal, a concept that has always been near and dear to the brand.
This “wave crest” can be seen not only in the prints of this collection but also cuts, unique to the brand’s couture heritage. Large cut outs on the sides of numerous tops and coats offer glimpses of curve of the back and intriguing overlay designs.
From pastel hues to royal blue in the resort collection, which conveys a certain sense of tranquility and makes a subtle transition with sky blue from the fall-winter 2013 collection. It becomes more severe as the radical, neo-punk tone shifts more towards deeper, darker shades of navy, at times even International Klein Blue in the Spring/Summer collections.
Californian architecture was a major source of inspiration for the women’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The angular structure of the metal heels of the shoes evoke the rectangular and minimalist metal constructions of case study houses. Their perforations echo the style of futuristic googie buildings, which drew inspiration from the space age.
For the mens show Fall/Winter 2014, american architecture was again a source of inspiration for Carol and Humberto. This time, they traveled to the rainy Pacific Northwest and their mysterious and ghostly workers' houses. These houses might appear banal at first glance, but they have layers and history when you look deeper. As stated in the collection, things are not always what they seem…