For Spring Summer 2015, Billionaire takes a road trip ‘down under’ to Australia with each aspect of the collection inspired by this culturally rich country.
In true Billionaire style, the vibrant Australia inspired colours have been applied to the luxurious exotic skins featured this season. Exotic skins are repeatedly treated to ensure a supple and lightweight feel.
A particularly strong theme throughout the collection is the ancestral cultures and traditions of Australia, the Aboriginal culture. Iconic elements such as dot paintings and mythological symbols including tattoos and tribal masks are re-imagined by Billionaire to create modern and original prints for shirts and belts.
Sailing and the characteristic Australian nautical lifestyle has been re-interpreted by Billionaire in a unique way for this season’s sports and daytime wear. Nautical flags have inspired distinct all-over prints, snapped yacht rope is transformed into motifs and vessels form elaborate patterns. Sea fauna such as dolphins and jelly fish are seen in embroideries which adorn the new collection’s t-shirts.
Billionaire adds their own unique twist by introducing formal wear in an exciting colour palette of pastels. Featuring soft tweed jackets with sunbeam details, light wool suits in pale blue and cream hues, the formal wear is typically bold.
Further inspiration is taken from the strong romance between urban Australian cities and contemporary art, in particular Pop Art which is celebrated in Sydney’s cosmopolitan art galleries. This kaleidoscope of Pop Art inspired colours can be seen in the evening wear, with silk blazers and matching shirts adorned with the brand’s signature jewel buttons.