Flyaway Donkey by Hansel + Hello Hansel
A new range from Singapore fashion designer Jo Soh brings the glamour of Arabian Nights into a new era
Half retro, half modern; quirky yet 100% wearable; the new ‘Flyaway Donkey’ Autumn/Winter 2011 collection by Hansel and Hello Hansel will launch in August.
Inspired by Arabian tales, the prints feature literal characters such as Ali Baba and his stolen jewels, Aladdin, his magic carpet and his lamp, as well as the eponymous hero donkey. Textures include magically appropriate pure silk dresses, soft bamboo/cotton knit cardigans, digitally printed cotton/nylon knit dresses and slinky rayon jersey dresses.
A Middle Eastern silhouette with billowing skirts and classic harem pants is Hansel-ified with bold colour blocking, teardrop cutouts on necklines and turban-inspired detailing.
We love Hansel’s past ranges, which are accompanied by designer, Jo Soh’s hand-drawn collateral and decorations, and now also by the Hello Hansel diffusion line (launched in February 2011). Playful elements are balanced by a classic palette of black, grey, navy and cream, with Flyaway Donkey also featuring pale pink, sand and khaki, with splashes of electric blue, hot mustard and hotter pink in the Hello Hansel collection.
Meet Jo in Singapore and find out where she gets inspiration from in the latest Habitus issue 12, out 22 June.
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