Poppy Simone Dowsing's luxury resort graduate collection embodies all the bright and bold colours of the swinging 60's, along with the shapes and silhouettes of mother nature.
Poppy's collection was originally inspired by the culture and heart of Dubai. The use of hand-crafted flower motifs and gold tones in The Grand Mosque, in addition to the yellow desert, started the journey she took towards creating her colour palette and silhouettes.
Once she had her basis, she turned to fashion icon, Bridgette Bardot, and the late 1960's; a decade where Bardot thrived in the industry. Poppy found that the mixture of flamboyant patterns and bold colours from the 60's, along with the movement and textures of nature, created a striking, fashion-forward collection.
It was important when sourcing the materials that they were suitable for all weathers; something that wasn't too heavy but was an easily portable option. Linen and silk viscose satin became the ultimate choices.
Now the structure of the collection was set, poppy began dying endless pieces of fabric in order to find the perfect shades of yellow, orange and pink. During this process, she opted out of digital print and started to use hand-drawn print designs and screen-printed surface designs.
The Riviera Under the Sun, cruise collection contains 11 pieces that have been meticulously packaged together to create 5 outfits. Layered jackets, sunflower dresses and polka dotted tops are just some of the pieces included. All outfits scream late 1960's, with ultra-feminine shapes, fit for all women.