Iva Burketova’s AW16 collection takes inspiration from freelance photographers Jakub Freye and Cirain Hertau, both of whom push themselves beyond the boundaries of comfort in a bid to capture the most amazing images of mountain and seascapes in usually pretty extreme conditions.
Burketova’s prints on oversized sweats and coats are particularly spectacular and exciting, whilst still remaining feminine. She uses some of the photographers’ images directly on accessories and tops, creating a still beauty on a background of either skin or white fabric.
Her oversized, light weight duffle bags are made to – as she puts it – carry any wet clothing if caught out in an impromptu mountain situation! To be honest though, in rainy Prague, I thought it would have been perfect for my dripping wet clothes!
Utilising a colour scheme of brown, black and white, I was particularly drawn to the sandy body suits under cropped high-neck printed polos, which offered a fluttering glimpse of black lace on the hips.