SS 2018: „Shakespeare in Love“
“Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven:
the fated sky gives us free scope, only doth backward pull our slow designs when we ourselves are dull.
What power is it which mounts my love so high,that makes me see, and cannot feed mine eye?
The mightiest space in fortune nature brings to join like likes and kiss like native things.
Impossible be strange attempts to those that weigh their pains in sense and do suppose what hath been cannot be:
who ever strove so show her merit, that did miss her love?
The king’s disease--my project may deceive me, but my intents are fix’d and will not leave me.”
(All’s well, ends well)
The era of Shakespeare and the words of Shakespeare’s lovers form the gilded inspiration behind
I’VR ISABEL VOLLRATH’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection “Shakespeare in Love”.
The designs cite works by the legendary poet and playwright in lines of rich scarlet and cerulean, or soft whites and browns.
Bows, capes, and corset shapes are recast contemporary.
Charming prints collage and contrast to accentuate innovative cuts and layered tulle skirts.
Ample volumes, playful draping, and refined pleating combine with checked cottons.
A crimson gown boasts sash and sleeve strips, adding interest to elegance.
The richly embroidered floral silk brocade pairs with denim to proclaim a burning passion and melancholy, finished with a hint of wit and humor...- “As You Like It”.
“Wilt though be gone? It is not yet near day.
It was the nightingale, and not the lark, that pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear.
Nightly she sings on yond pomegranate tree.
Believe me, my love, it was the nightingale.”
(Romeo and Juliet)
“If music be the food of love, play on.”
(Twelvth nights or What you will)