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GOING BACKSTAGE AT MALAIKARAISS SS18 SHOW WITH THE DESIGNER HERSELF

Last week, Material attended Malaikaraiss’ SS18 show, entitled THE WORLD DESERVES FLOWERS, at Berlin Fashion Week. Hearkening back to the Summer of Love, a time defined by acceleration and political conflict, the collection also yearns for peaceful moments, a desire for freedom, and for love.

Flowing fabrics in soft tones create 90s silhouettes that flatter the form and move with the body, complemented by sophisticated cuts and flashes of skin seen through slits in skirts. The floral print running throughout was developed in an exclusive collaboration with Danish artist Signe Kejlebo, while the ornament of the Taj Mahal is reproduced as a jacquard pattern in knit and jersey pieces.

The feminine was balanced with the masculine through tailored suits, menswear shirts, and starched collars, resulting in a mood that was playful and confident; meanwhile, the brand’s attention to detail manifested itself in pearl embroidered patches, appliqués and decorative brass buttons.

To finish the looks, the models were adorned with pieces from Malaikaraiss’ accompanying jewelry line, which for SS18 presents floral outlines traced in shades of white and yellow gold.