Juxtaposing the old and the new, the tough and the delicate, Manning Cartell’s latest collection “paths to abstraction” is a mix of art forms and genres.
Old world values contrast against modern graphic prints, magnified colours, and super shine finishes. There is both beauty and menace in pieces that mix refinement with street edge. The textural properties of denim, leather & velvet add to the collection and contrast against flowing layers.
Maxi coats with denim inspired details, splits and lean sleeves mix with unexpected pieces.
Cut work laces with long bell sleeves, built up necklines and embellishment, share the essence of the victorian era.
AW16 is a treasure trove of rich colours, opulent textures, heritage fabrics, and graphic prints.