Written by Katie Webb
Hermione De Paula presents her Fall/Winter 2012 collection entitled ‘Marguerite’s Menagerie’. The London designer centers her inspiration each season on a ‘unconventional female character and each of the pieces possess a sensual magnetism that appear in accordance to the new muse’. This seasons we see her signature use of hand painted, unusual floral prints alongside monkeys, exotic birds and fish with detailed bead and feather embellishments. The color palette of deep reds, tonal pinks, peach, exotic blues and purple compliment the designer’s mix of traditional English craftsmanship with playfulness and individuality.