For Spring 2016 Sophia Webster’s imagination goes underwater to the world’s most style-conscious Mermaid launderette. We interrupt the designer’s backstage revelry to ask about the design concept for the presentation.
Titled “CrazySexyNautiCool” the Sophia Webster Spring 2016 presentation offers oceanic prints, beach sunsets and optical iridescence. Here is what the artists has to say about the concept.
TFP: What was the inspiration for the collection?
Sophia Webster: For years I have been dreaming about presenting a collection in a fantasy mermaid Laudnerette, where mermaids spend a few precious hours on land to wash their tails and wear their favorite shoes. I loved taking my imagination on a journey from Land to sea, and then from the ocean bed to a mermaid universe. It gave me the opportunity to combine my favorite colors with the wonderful materials and prints I have created.
TFP: How did you take your dream from concept to reality?
Sophia Webster: Shona Heath had the perfect vision to realize this world and I always wanted Katy B’s Sweet and soulful vocals layered onto the experience. Leith Clark has styled the mermaids with romantic sparkling swimming caps and luxurious vintage inspired bathing suits.