For the fifth collection since launching his namesake label in 2014, designer Charles Youssef stays true to the recurring theme of geometry, drawing inspiration from Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s creative concrete structures.
Spring/Summer 2016 is interpreted through the lens of artist Esther Stewart, whose beautifully crafted field of color paintings sparked the designer’s vision for the collection.
Origami and folded details reemerge in new silhouettes this season in signature fabrications including silk crepe, silk organza, lightweight tailored wool crepe, and cotton poplin. Youssef also introduces a new silk cotton blended faille, luxurious silk gazar and two custom geo-prints this season.
Featuring 21 looks, collection highlights include geo-printed silk dresses, crisp cotton shirting with cutout details and crisp pleats, and lightweight wool trousers.
The collection is a conversation of structured daywear softened by intricately detailed sheer silk organza pieces, with graphic accents of midnight blue and emerald paired with neutral shades of white and blush-tones.
Photos courtesy of Charles Youssef