The garment is the ‘Phedra dress’, done in a crepe-textured silk. An application of ruffles, and the use of multiple panels for the skirt allows the colouring to appear both filmy, as well as in solid blocks depending on where the light falls.
Phedra is from Kate Sylvester’s summer collection called ‘Into the Light’. It applauds the emerging into summer light after months of sombre winter. Summer light brings brilliance, radiance, and a feel of expansiveness. For the designer’s campaign, the notion of light is not just that provided by the sun, but also the light of theatre spotlights and banks of floodlights. The collection is a celebration, and lyrical at that.