As temperatures cool down and we yearn to “slip into something a little more…comfortable” and lounge at home all long weekend we salute Melbourne designer, Gabrielle Adamidis on her nautical fashion adventures for Hopeless’ current range, “The Voyage”.
“Based on Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’…taking inspiration from the sharks teeth, the blood in the ocean and the waves of the sea,” says Gabrielle of her range of sweet nothings. The cheeky collection exudes confidence, focusing on luxury and femininity. No clichéd nautical crossbones or pirates here, only the most delightful aesthetics that could possibly be derived from a horror film at sea.
The collection has a Hopeless’s signature vintage feel to it with chemises and camisoles a common theme. Created in luxurious silks and finished with satin bows, the pieces come alive in bold stripe patterns and colours of ruby red, navy (of course) blue and white. Most garments team naturally with lovely cotton and organic jersey briefs lined with lace.
The bold lingerie-lovers won’t help but adore the ‘Ellen’ navy and red silk Garter Belt. This flirtatious piece is layered in blue and red, featuring frills, bow detailing and suspender clips. It teams perfectly with the array of silk cropped halters and the Cassidy ‘bralette’.
Hopeless’ naval inspired lingerie is evident of Gabrielle’s formal training in dress and pattern making. The divine collection achieves a mischievous yet sophisticated look. A voyage on the high seas never seemed so stylish!
Wise words by Angela Fedele
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