Angelys Balek Newest Collection “Full Moon”

New York-based womenswear label, Angelys Balek, is pleased to unveil the latest collection for Spring / Summer 2017 titled “Full Moon,” which debuted on September 11th, 2016 with the brand’s first ever New York Fashion Week presentation, produced in collaboration with IVY, the national organization bringing together next generation leaders from all industries. Inspired by the designer’s travels to the breathtaking beaches of Phuket in Thailand and the popular Full Moon parties that take place there each month, the latest offering features an effortless blend of vivid colors, fluid shapes and supple textures reminiscent of the carefree spirit of these beachside locales.

Recognized for her signature prints and bold colors, Creative Director Angelys Balek got the whole team involved in the design process for Spring / Summer 2017. The season’s new prints, for the first time ever are not just the designer’s own custom art, but rather a collective fusion of watercolor works by everyone at the Angelys Balek company. Wanting to create a collection that was truly collaborative, the designer invited the entire team along on an inspiration trip to stunning Phuket where the group spent time reconnecting with nature, learning to paint, and visiting the world-famous Full Moon parties. The watercolors created by the group on the beach as they watched the sun set each evening serve as the basis of the colors and prints that appear atop the flowing dresses and separates throughout the spring/ summer offering.

Moved by the serene nature of the sandy beaches, the ruffles of the waves, and the sunny blue skies of southern Thailand, the natural elements translate effortlessly into the color, material and shape choices for the season. Asymmetrical flowing hems atop airy silk and crisp linen garments are reminiscent of the flow of water, while more raw natural woven cotton blends in an array of creams call to mind the grainy texture of the sand that envelopes the limbs that it touches. Meanwhile, statement pieces like the Gwyneth gown call to mind the sea creatures, like jellyfish and octopus, which dwell beneath the water’s surface. Gold mesh trims were chosen to simulate fishnets and sparkles of the moon on the water, while other details like unusual seams, geometric pleats and angled hems result in a more modern approach to daytime and evening wear.

The most diverse offering from the brand to date, the Spring/ Summer 2017 collection by Angelys Balek features a larger array of knits, leather outerwear and even embroidery to balance the brand’s feminine yet bold prints. The collection also introduces denim for the first time alongside effortless jersey for a more casual appeal.

Staying true to the brand’s artistic approach, Spring / Summer 2017 by Angelys Balek is an evolution from seasons past, showing growth within the designer’s perspective. Available at retailers such as Grettaluxe, Betty Lin, and Tender, prices for the collection range from $550 – $3,500 USD.

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