Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2018 collection is inspired by the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and recalls the works of Spanish artist Ernesto Artillo.
Exaggerated silhouettes like squared necklaces and large sleeves reflect Frida’s European-Mexican cultural legacy, combining the influences that are depicted in Frida Kahlo’s “Las Dos Fridas” portrait. This idea is also expressed through the mélange of fabrics, materials and colours.
The corsetry is involved into the entire collection – the detail of the slats is presented in many of the created clothes such as the bodysuits, the suits, the dresses and the trousers. Matt satin ribbons fall into a drape on the decolleté, around the waist and shoulders.
A lively and passionate palette of colours’ contrasts with the shapes of clothes. A vision that characterises the vibrant aesthetics of Mexican architect Luis Barragán. The prints are another focal point of the collection with abstract maxi flowers also developed as a 3-D embroidery. These details are a nod to copy and paste the abstract and surrealistic floral techniques of artist Ernesto Artillo.
The Spring 2018 season marks the debut of Cushnie et Ochs’ footwear and celebrates the second season of the bags, introducing the new mini version of the classic “James Satchel” in a variety of colour and material choices.