Collection “Urban Jungle” by JOHANNA RIPLINGER
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SS 2016


The new summer collection URBAN JUNGLE by JOHANNA RIPLINGER combines urban minimalistic chic with shibori prints and colours reminding of the atmosphere of the Jungle. Strict clear cut shapes compliment fluid feminine silhouettes and mid-long skirts and dresses with prints such as an abstract interpretation of tiger and jungle motifs. Dressed as an urban explorer with much light shades, cream and white tones the collection conveys a fresh feeling of sun and leisure inviting to the sensation of travelling lightly. Khaki and grey tones render the collection very wearable and easy to combine. The more earthy tones with earthy and warm colours ranging from terra cotta to aubergine with a grading to a warm sun yellow are complemented with pale lavender and peach – like an exotic bird.
Particularly filigree lines in the prints, looking as if it was hand painted with a brush, are obtained by skilled urban artisans with the hand-made shibori technique, a sophisticated Japanese dyeing technique. In contrast to those jungle motifs the graphic elements, as the check print for example, underline the urban character and create a wild print mix.
Pursuing the principle of clear cut tailoring on jackets skirts and tops the collection offers a complex variety of combining the tailored pieces with the fluid styles. Mid-long dresses and skirts are particularly pleasing to wear on warm summer days unfolding a sensual feeling with the silk floating around the body. Many of the dresses can be worn in more than one and up to six different ways using layering and back-to-front switch. The same pieces can be dressed up and down and accompany the woman at any occasions, both day and evening or special on events.
Pure silks and organic cottons reveal the natural organic dyes made with passion and joy by talented and committed Artists and Artisans.
Wearing the living garments enables to increase the feeling and experience of oneness with our beautiful planet in joyful communion with nature.