The cult Gaia women live in an eternal summer. Wherever she is, she’s party-ready and carries a suitcase full of feathers and a fringed-trimmed dress with plenty of cutouts. How did Jasmin Larian Hekmat translate her vision of forever sunshine into a fall collection? She goes to a warm place.
Despite photos of models in the desert, Hekmat was inspired by retro après-ski – described as “decadent” in the collection description – — and frost. “She’s not on the slopes yet, but she’s definitely going to après-ski,” Hekmat said of her muse. “Frost” is mostly in the fabric choices and shades of frozen blue, as these look best in warmer climates with the exception of a handful of long sleeves and jackets in the collection. “I’m really inspired by how fabric looks in the sun or under ice,” she says. The sportiest outfit in the collection was a pair of iridescent blue straight-leg pants and a matching cropped button-down down suit with long sleeves and a drawstring waist; there was also a similar pink suit, but with cargo pants, Tucked at the ankle, it is worn with a full-length collared shirt, held together by two gold links. The collection description describes the clothes as “cross-season” and can be “adapted to any climate or occasion”.
The rest of the series builds on the label’s signature. There are goddess-like body dresses with cutouts at the hips, sculptural clutches and feather-covered Bolero jackets that add sleeves to silk mini dresses. The biggest difference this season was her interpretation of the suit: a well-cut grey jacket with broad shoulders and a square neckline, dignified, but paired with shorts with a leg slit. The gist here is clear: Cult Gaia’s muse stands by her manifesto no matter the weather.