sass & bide share the inspiration behind their AW14 NOVATEUR collection.
"NOVATEUR is a spirited voyage that takes you back in time where free thinking, curiosity & independent thought are celebrated.
Enter a realm where science & the love of nature resonates & biology of the strange abounds, Novateur is an ode to the beautiful & curious mind of Ernst Haeckel; a 20th century biologist & artist who challenged the conventions of his time & whose spirit is evident in the collection.
Haeckel’s whimsical interpretations of nature echo throughout cocoon shapes, long lines & sharp modern volumes. These create a structured silhouette, contrasted with the softness & fluidity of layers.
Botanical themed embroidered pieces meet with fixed & oversized patterns seen through plaids, checks & stripes. Embellishment takes on a new form where experimental techniques are explored that are purposeful & refined.
Hand embellishment interlocks with wooden, enamel & ivory plated beads while oval link chains highlight textural elements.
Hues of french navy, antique gold, nougat & chartreuse celebrate the freedom & independence of the collection.
Enter the world of Novateur – an exploration of spirit & beauty, where universal forces reign supreme."