Escape across the seas to the slow-paced rhythm of Tanzania, where sun-drenched shores and acacia-dotted plains inspire an intrepid confidence this spring/summer.
Echoes of landscape are found across varied silhouettes and refreshing proportions. Foundational basics, co-ordinating separates, and casual day dresses travel with ease as safari borrowed suiting and hero evening wear offer unconventional tailoring, unexpected cut-outs and contemporary finishings.
A transformative colour palette takes guidance from desert to reef erupting in vivid hues and earthen neutrals. Serengeti caramels and riverine greens mix with juicy citrus, African daisy pink and lively Zanzibar blues while aquaculture prints and intricate embroidery welcome an illustrative and playful flair.
BEHIND THE DESIGN
S23 Tanzania: Inside the collection with búl designer Virginia Martin.
“Staying in a little town called ‘Jambiani’, located on the island of Zanzibar, I was inspired by a myriad of things, from the vibrant colours, landscape and people to the slow-paced rhythm, and simplified way of life...”
Natural fabrications continue to sit at the forefront as the tropical climate inspires breathable blends and considered fibres. Staple linens and signature cottons are found in rich textures and varying weights alongside fibres of Tencel, viscose and airy blends offering organic flow and effortless drape.
FOOTWEAR + ACCESSORIES
Footwear and accessories connect back to the collection in designed to pair palettes with distinctive finishings. Wearable midis feature inset heels and puffed straps, flatform sandals mix neoprene and webbing, classic styles return in refreshed colour ways and hero accessories in silk and cotton offer welcomed shade to the mid-day heat.
This Spring/Summer journey búl’s collection where purposeful Australian design and the travelled environment celebrate lively confidence, natural fundamentals and the vibrant beauty of a Tanzania-inspired story.
Model: Chiara Dorward @chiaradorward
Photography: Timothy Hillier @tshillier
Videography: John Teague @tangoteague
Hair-Makeup: Effie Tzagarakis @efi_t_makeup