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Sophia Kah
For Spring Summer 19, Sophia Kah returns with her latest collection, drawing inspirations from the rich culture of her native Portugal. The latest collection pays homage to her heritage with an alluring and elegant femininity throughout. The sun-soaked, western Silver Coast of southern Europe has much to offer: dramatic landscapes, beautiful architecture and a dazzling culinary scene, all of which are embodied throughout this season’s finer design details. ‘Tribute to Portugal’ reveals the beauty of the Portuguese, whilst celebrating the culture that fuels the brand’s passion.
Encapsulating the vivid landscape of vast pine-forests and wild, white surfer coves that hug the coastline, Sophia Kah plays with regional embroidery techniques to embody the endless summer of Portugal for the SS19 collection. Displaying her culture via layers of lace, embroidery on rich fabrics, and plentiful tones which exude generosity and creativity in an original style, the visuality of Portugal’s golden sunsets is carried throughout the season.
This season continues the legacy of Sophia Kah, with each piece hand-crafted in Porto where Ana Teixeira de Sousa, Founder of Sophia Kah, grew up. Newness comes in the form of regional embroidery techniques finished with the brand’s signature lace, whilst sheer Italian silks offer sophisticated trompe l’oeil cutout illusions that enhance the natural curves of the female form. Rich mustard, chartreuse and burnt orange are the basis of this season’s sunset shades, which are contrasted with striking, black lace trims and ruffled hemlines that frame the body. New co-ords of chic silk, lace-finished shorts and delicate, fine blazers with lace lapels elucidate how Sophia Kah is for day-to-night. The cobblestone streets of Portuguese towns, protected by leafy verges that form stunning patterns, are illustrated within Spring Summer’s crop-tops and matching a-line skirts for day, whilst floor-sweeping gowns with beautiful pleating in mesh and sheer fabrics continue to be a staple within Sophia Kah’s offering for night.