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Collection Notes: Layer'd Spring/Summer 2022

Discover the first arrivals from Layer'd Spring/Summer 2022.

The dialogue between fashion and art has always been an essential conceptual component in designer Rani Hallums’ work at Layer’d. Forming the launchpad for the new spring/summer collection, creations stem from a love and true appreciation of the arts, particularly painting, and deeply informs Hallums’ body of work. The designer’s flair for the artisanal can be seen in the limited edition painterly ‘Landscape’ and ‘Palm’ prints that emblazon the soft silhouettes of the new offering, becoming the standout items in the collection.

True to Layer’d’s aesthetic, the collection features sophisticated designs and sculptural forms, undercut with a sense of cool comfort and effortless style. Each design has an individual character, but together they follow a syncopated narrative that heightens the uncomplicated, almost meditative calmness of the collection; think brushstrokes of a French impressionist painting that come together to reveal a cohesive image.

Colour remains a crucial talking point for Hallums’ this year with the palette following Layer’d’s typically muted and earthy feel. The collection finds a unique harmony between more graphic, painterly patterns, and deeply saturated summer colour. Highlight hues of ink-blue and emerald-green signal a livelier use of shades that are perfect for sun-filled days.

Japanese technical airflow satin–one of the label’s main fabrics–softens the collection and smoothes the edges of the sculptural forms. Note the subdued puffed sleeves of the Akta Top and Vise Shirt that drape effortlessly, creating a light, playful shape.

Lightweight, subtly textured seersucker cotton elevates the clean-lined shape of the Hille Shirtdress, gently contemporising a classic wardrobe shape and exemplifying the label’s true understanding of finding harmony between function and form.

Discover The Forme’s curated edit of Layer’d spring/summer 2022 collection.