Drawing inspiration from the sentiment “my body is a temple“, for Spring/Summer 24 Feben references American artist Carrie Mae Weems, whose work is celebrated for her exploration of temples and architectural spaces as profound metaphors for human identity and physicality.
Playing with the ideas of perception, the designer’s latest offering portrayed vulnerability, strength, desire, and body consciousness through her distinctive twist silhouettes and the evolving patterns on their surfaces. Feben chooses to incorporate her exposed figure onto white jersey column dresses in rich hues of yellow and brown which evokes a profound sense of deep self-reflection.
A series of recycled plastic intricately beaded dresses created with long-time collaborator Accra Ghana alternated with kite ribbons printed onto halter neck sundresses, evoking the spiritual freedom of a liberated body. Models also sported flowy silk minidresses with sheer paint stroke-shaped inserts and the brand’s signature tridimensional Twist dresses in a variety of shades and colours, from lilacs, vivid cerulean and jet black to earthier tones and marble-like prints. Feben’s menswear department showcased a fusion of asymmetrical tops and military-inspired sets, featuring shirred joggers and tanks adorned with screen-printed designs.
The show concluded with the gorgeous Debra Shaw strutting down the runway to Sinead O’Connor’s “I Want Your (Hands On Me)” – another source of inspiration for the collection.
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