The Sass & Bide Fall 2017 Empress Okura collection takes inspiration from the glowing modernist masterpiece, Hotel Okura Tokyo, which blends the fundamental serenity of Japanese aesthetics with the dynamics of the city to arrive at a new pared-back, urban exoticism.
We imagined the empress okura who takes her leisure in the legendary modernist masterpiece Hotel Okura, Tokyo. She is international, contemporary, lured by the possibility of encounter with culture & beauty… With strangers… to travel and discover.
Refined prints are hand-drawn and designed in-house, with etched chalky lines, abstract swirls & turquoise peacocks. A colour palette of metallic blue, cornell red and calamine pink work back against deep black, sharp navy and shimmering ivory.
The voluminous diagonal panels of gowns contrast with the nipped-in waists & sharp tailoring in suits. Textured cotton-silks are pleated into fan-shapes and embroidered with gold stitching, while fish-scale.
Empress Okura possesses the grace and energy, the courage and curiosity of the modern woman who can travel anywhere & be whatever inspires her passion.
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