Justicia Ruano – ‘Orion’ Shines Bright on 080
February 25, 2016
By Lynn Quanjel
Photos Courtesy of 080
Barcelona, Spain – Elegant lace and a rich combinations of textures are the recurring thought in the new Fall Winter 2016/17 collection at Justicia Ruano.
After many years of designing for big brands, the creative director decided to start her own label in 2009, with which she wants to reinvent her own interpretation of contemporary luxury and femininity. Justicia Ruano is known to spend a lot of time on the quality of her materials and the craftsmanship of the designs, which definitely shows in the final result! This may be an indication as to why she decided to go all Victorian in this “Orion” collection.
As the designer likes to describe it herself, the collection ‘Orion’ is “a festival of fabrics with controlled volumes”. A returning motive is the use of vinyl in combination with Chantilly lace, which results in beautifully delicate designs. This soft femininity is contrasted with structured lurex, sending the message of independency and strength. With black, dark purple, shiny copper and silver as dominating colors, we find the connection to the star sign Orion. They are a reflection of a dark starry night. A subtle touch emphasizes the theme is the application of circles on the lace, which is used in many designs, could they represent stars?
Besides the fact that Justicia Ruano is 100% staying true to her individual style. She still manages to also stay completely in the trends for the upcoming winter with pleated skirts, shimmering materials, transparence and faux fur. And isn’t that exactly what makes a designer truly brilliant? It is hard to decide which one of the designs is the true showstopper of the collection as many of her looks made quite an impression. Our favorites are the gracefully flowing purple dress and the copper blazer dress.
All in all it’s hard to categorize ‘Orion’. It is historical yet modern; fragile yet strong.