Silvia Tcherassi and Sofia Espinosa Tcherassi are no strangers to resortwear. In fact, their main collections range from breezy summer dresses to elegant eveningwear, all with a distinct Colombian flair. “For me, art and fashion go hand in hand,” said Silvia Tcherassi at their IRL presentation, and for their resort lineup the duo used techniques that transported them back to their time in college. Via the use of watercolor and marbleized effects, the collection features an array of eye-catching striped and color-blocked dresses with elegant cutout details, statement ruffle cropped blousons and self-tied knots in various shapes (a key Tcherassi detail that is updated season to season) and gradient blouse and trouser sets. “Watercolor is one of the only mediums when you paint, you can’t erase it; it’s authentic, each stroke unique, much like what we feel our clothes should be and the women we are inspired by,” commented Sofia Espinosa Tcherassi.
Textures are achieved by fabric manipulation, this time in the use of gatherings on the necklines of dresses, and through the use of embroidery, such as on sleeves of a flowy crepe de chine dress or a periwinkle blouse with voluminous sleeves and high-waisted skirt. Italian made accessories embellish the ready-to-wear pieces — the cross-body handbags with chain detailing and waist-cinching belts with oversize rectangular buckles further fuse the house’s embrace of tradition and modernity. Tcherassi also partnered with Gia Couture to create three leather shoe silhouettes in an angular shape.
Vibrant colors and one-of-a-kind patterns continue to permeate the Tcherassi brand DNA and offer a variety of options for a woman’s next summer fete, vacation escape or even just a picnic in the park.