Libertine - Sparkling with Fun! NYFW

Sequins - in glorious colour combinations. 

Sequins - in glorious colour combinations. 

Fun, fun and more fun is first and foremost on the agenda ofJohnson Hartig's new collection at Libertine for Aw16.

Colour combinations and patterns - Libertine

Colour combinations and patterns - Libertine

Founded in 2001, Hartig still continues to surprise us all with his innovative use of colour combinations, textures and patterns.

Hands - an echo of Niki de Saint Phalle 'Visage necklace'. Libertine

Hands - an echo of Niki de Saint Phalle 'Visage necklace'. Libertine

His artistic inspiration is immediately evident in the collection (after all he did study the subject before becoming a designer) and adds infinite appeal.

Chinese collar on a  woven buttoned shirt dress. Libertine.

Chinese collar on a  woven buttoned shirt dress. Libertine.

However it is his ability to take inspiration from history, design, travel and various different cultures and mix them all together to create something fresh that we instantly understand, that gives his collection such appeal on a worldwide scale.

A Vintage  style - reworked. Libertine

A Vintage  style - reworked. Libertine

According to Hartig, this season’s collection shows hints of his love of Niki de Saint Phalle and the Tuscan Garden she built.

Embroidery and crystals embellishments were certainly highlights of the collection although I have to say, I’m totally loving the sequin tracksuit.

Fur collared coat with embroidery. Libertine

Fur collared coat with embroidery. Libertine

His customisation technique of picking yester year designs is second to none and I loved all his fur and embroidered coats for women and patchwork pants for men.

Patchwork pants for boys. Libertine.

Patchwork pants for boys. Libertine.

But the perfect ending came in the guise of a spectacular magicians cape splattered with Graffiti style lettering spelling out TheWorld –Perfect to wrap ourselves up in!

 

The magicians cape !  Libertine.

The magicians cape !  Libertine.