Art Nouveau and Victorian inspirations harmonize in Tabitha Simmons’ ultra-feminine fall ’16 collection.
“I love that era because it’s romantic,” said the designer. Art Nouveau — the style of art and architecture prominent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries — is known for its geometric forms and intricate ornamentation. Enter a new print that Simmons is celebrating that bears some resemblance to classic William Morris patterns.
And to continue the feminine feel, the collection’s shoes are set on a lower heel, with a more rounded toe. “It’s in the vein of the era, but still in the spirit of our brand,” she said.
The New York-based designer also turned to artistry close to home, including a table she owns by furniture designer Aurelien Gallet. “He does a beautiful [selection] that features carved tables and dragonflies,” said Simmons. “The objects are organic-looking. I really like his work.”