Arts Editor: Christopher George
The inspiration for this collection is taken from our planet - a paradise - where flora and fauna flourished and where nature existed in sync and was respected by humankind.
Combining the haute couture way of creating garments, such as embroidery and hand-stitching mixed with modern day technology, Jiri aims to create a demi-couture sustainable collection, with a humble reminder of the tradition and elegance of the past.
A spectrum of pinks, greens and browns draw on aspects of nature such as flowers, trees, and the beauty of animal markings. The natural world also informed the selection of ethical materials such as Buddhist peace silk. This all comes with the recognition that sustainable fashion should still be fun - this collection is playful, full of colour and challenging cuts, but made consciously with locally produced and locally manufactured materials right down to the bohemian crystals provided by Preciosa.