This season RaspberryPlum collection took its inspiration from a few different sources, which are closely connected. The stock character Pierrot, and his large frill collars, oversized buttons, frills and wide culottes have inspired the shapes of the ss17 range. The collection features strong graphic images which have been influenced by the outlandish costumes of theatre of Bauhaus and the Modern and Postmodern stage of Oskar Schlemmer. We also looked the work of one of the leading album and book cover designers of the 20th century Neil Fujita.As with previous seasons we kept the colours soft and summery; lilac, nude, soft orange, citrus yellow, pastel green and denim blue. Some of the colours intentionally looking almost sun bleached. The colours were influenced by the pallet of the sketched for the costumes of Triadic Ballet by Oskar Schlemmer.
Every season we try to research new exciting materials, which we have not used before. We try to use natural fibers when ever possible, linens, cottons, crapes and denims. This season we are also using laser cut scuba. As we produce our own graphics through embroidery, applique, knit and print we mostly use solid colour, premium quality base fabric.