Geometrical shapes and contemporary architectural movements are very much the basis of Yiorgos Eleftheriades’ Spring Summer 2016 collection, translating into asymmetrical folds, pleats and origami techniques. Much of the strength in the work of Yiorgos Eleftheriades derives from the way he approaches tailoring, infusing it into daywear and evening clothes, bold or soft outlines alike. Fluidity versus firmness and the idea of unconstrained movement are the reasoning behind the designer’s pursuit of balance and poise in his new collection. This season, inspiration comes from 18th century intricately cut pirate jackets, 1920s elongated boxy silhouettes and the dramatic flared shapes of couture. The trousers are kept short, the skirts – whether short or long – are infused with panels or folds for added movement. Cut-outs and twists in the cut aim to provoke a sensual feeling even in the most austere pieces. The fabrics, various types of silk and satin, metallic lace with geometrical patterns and clean, sharp cotton fill the need for clothes with a beautiful touch on the skin. A neutral color palette of white, black, sand and petrol is offset by a series of ‘optical illusion’ prints inspired by herringbone patterns designed by the visual artist GRAAM, exclusively for the Yiorgos Eleftheriades S/S 16 collection.