Written by Zimmie Erma
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For her collection Mariana Jungmann draws inspiration from the traditional Brazilian lace unique in its geometrical and floral shapes, as well as Yemanja - a deity associated with the ocean.
The fashion show opened with the sound of the waves and the sea, bringing the presence of Yemanja into the room.
The first part of the show saw very structured garments with crisp menswear tailoring. As the show progressed the pieces became more fluid, and we saw draped dresses and silky tops and skirts. Conveyed through laser cutting of leather as well as floral lace prints, Jungmann’s signature style of Renaissance lace was prominent throughout the collection. The collection featured high necklines, menswear tailoring, geometric lace cut outs and prints, and muted hues of blues, greys and browns.
The Renaissance lace has been part of Mariana's life since early childhood. As a child, Mariana used to play under her family's glass dining table and sometimes fall asleep staring at the patterns of lace. Her dreamy and imaginary world surrounded by lace turned out to be a huge influence on Mariana as a designer, and once Mariana was taught the magic of Renaissance lace by a traditional lacemaker in Sao Paulo, lace became part of her designs, and now her signature style and trademark.
The final outfit of the collection - and my personal favourite - was a slinky floor-length sheerlace piece with a hood and just the right amount of transparency to spark sex appeal and imagination.
Mariana Jungmann's outfits were accessorised with round sparkling glasses, shell clutch bags, shimmering Mohican-like headpieces reminiscent of fins, plaited hair and gleaming porcelain make-up. The gorgeous lace designs adorning models' faces were by Face Lace. The nails were designed and created by the talented Naomi Gonzalez who worked wonders to finish off the look so perfectly. The metallic nails, created using long lasting polish from The Body Shop’s range, featured chains and studding in their extraordinary design.
MARIANA JUNGMAN, London Fashion Week, Spring Summer 2015