Lights out and all devices off. That was the opening cue for Bassike's AAFW 2021 offsite at The Venue. Two minutes of blissed out silence in a pitch black room followed, creating an aura of mystery but also offering us a much needed moment of reprieve. A show that was more akin to a spiritual sound bath experience rather than a overwrought fashion show, model and RUSSH favourite Varska Kumar opened with a dramatic LCD cinema screen opening and the bellows of heavy drums filling out the space.
The Bassike woman and man was reimagined for this season with a harlequin of burnt reds, oranges and mustards opening the show before slowly transitioning into teals and Bassike's signature motely print in hues of navy and blue. As per usual, Bassike's renown digital prints took centre stage, with cuts and silhouettes that remained minimal, sleek, clean and accessible, reinterpreted for the more modern man and woman.
A departure from Bassike's early beginnings of basic casual wear, the collection harboured floor length dresses with tastefully exposed backs and trousers and shirting that remained both easy, breathable and comfortable. Colour was apparent but injected subtly and mindfully, with a printed shirt that read "So Hum", a Sanskrit Hindu yogic mantra that translates to the meditative interpretation of "I am That"; further emulating the emphasis on pause and restoration.
A collection that drew on its inspiration from Agate, digitally printed shibori and hand-dyed jerseys, the collection held true to Bassike's iconic design codes, one that is resonate of nature, Australia and the contemporary all devised into one.
“The Resort 2022collections started with the agate print. I was really drawn to the depth and the chaos of it and throughout the collection I’ve called on the rich and bold tones featured. The collections were also influenced by the polaroid print. The vivid white, yellow and the bright blues feel very limitless, spacious and bright,” Co-Founder and Creative Director, Deborah Sams states.
Bassike's Resort 2022 collection will be available globally from October, 2021, for more information and to view the full collection head to bassike.com or available to view throughout all Bassike official social channels.