Samantha Pleet has transported us to yet another fantasy world with her AW14 collection. In her film, “Visions,” two girls lose themselves in a book about Joan of Arc and discover the heroine’s world in a dreamlike journey. “It’s not so often that you hear about women in history who are very strong and have saved a country,” said Pleet. She was inspired by Mark Twain’s stories of Joan of Arc’s childhood visions. “As an artist you have that drive and nothing will stop you, you know that you have to do it and I really related to that story,” said Pleet.
The designer translated this land of Inkheart meets Where the Wild Things Are into eye catching prints and cape silhouettes. She creates a watercolor print every season, this time featuring stormy clouds on silk that represent a neverending story. Dresses in flying comet and geometric armour patterns added just enough darkness, while a set of blouses and rompers with quirky, laundry line and flora and fauna patterns kept the the collection light and playful. Pleet highlighted Joan of Arc’s story with symbolic embroidery on a cape dress and military jacket.