Fashion Scout: SS20 Review
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Riona Treacy and the Shibori Technique
Riona Treacy’s SS20 collection, which featured 16 beautiful designs, presented this afternoon at Fashion Scout SS20. The London based designer first appeared at Fashion Scout for her AW19 show, after graduating from her Masters in Textiles and working for the renowned fashion house Alexander McQueen.
The line she presented today reflected the brand’s tendency to work with minimalistic lines that recall an origami aesthetic. The shape of a post-it note was recurrent in the collection, where it is referenced multiple times through alternative tailoring.
Riona recalls the nuances of verdant Irish summer that inspired the shades present in the collection, and the image of her younger self, when she fashioned hand-written business cards from yellow post-it notes.
The garments, designed with versatility and comfort in mind, were made of crepe-back satin. Clothes were draped across the models’ bodies in the fashion of Greek peplums, giving the models a look that recalled tall goddesses adapted to the modern era.
The whole collection was homogeneous and cohesive. Once again, the tones of green, powder blues, light yellows and neutral colours filled the room. Prints were created using the Shibori technique, a forgotten hand-dye process, this has become Riona’s signature technique.
Written by Sara Liberati
Photography by Nick Dibble and Roshan Whittaker