Welcome To The Crystal Palace. No, Not The Football Team
Colmillo de Morsa is a label based in Barcelona which began in 2009, designed by Elisabet Vallecillo and Javier Blanco. When Elisabet completed her studies in fashion design, she embarked on the creation of her own brand to "express her vision of fashion". Javier's role is as a community and marketing manager, who studied Architecture and Fashion Jewellery in London and began working with the label in 2011.
For me, the most salient aspects of the label reside in their apparent attention to detail and handcrafting, which they rightly explain is being a "union of tradition and modernity". Leather is laser cut into complex and intricate shapes, taking inspiration from "organic elements and creative nature", which is clear to see as the cut-outs are strikingly close to the patterns found in nature, when we care to look closely, almost like the 'sacred geometry' concept often discussed in regard to nature.
The Crystal Palace collection is inspired by the "architecture of the industrial revolution, particularly in the areas of former greenhouses and their evocative power".
The laser cut pastel leather skirt with sheer underlay is by far my favourite piece and if I had a spare £500 lying around I would most certainly spend it on this. Alongside the delights of pastel leather, sits metallic jacquard and awkward length wool trousers - my favourite kind of awkward.