Gabriel Baradee celebrates the 10th anniversary of his sustainable fashion label Shakkei with his 20th collection. The current Fall/Winter collection quotes highlights of his oeuvre and looks optimistically towards the future.
According to the sustainable direction of Shakkei, the Japanese nature spirits of Kami serve as the collection’s name patrons. Another source of inspiration is the art of calligraphy: Similar to a brush gently floating over paper the collection features smooth lines and dynamic elements.
Crochet elements applying the hyperbolic-model-technique establish a connection between precious artisanry, nature and technology, depicting mathematic curves spatially. The emerging organic-futuristic forms give the creations their uniqueness. Fully in line with Shakkei’s tradition are print techniques and embroidery applications that return to the new collection in new designs.
The women’s collection concentrates on skirts and dresses with print and embroidery designs, and warm jackets from sustainable fabrics according to this time of the year. For Shakkei’s 10th anniversary, it is of course inevitable to present the big evening dress. Men on the other hand await a collection of premium leisurewear with special emphasis on suits and shirts made of sustainable materials.