Friend to the blog and friend in real life, designer Washington Roberts created a spring 2015 collection that is architecturally sound. Roberts’ designs always look good, and in the three years since he started his namesake line you can see his attention to detail and sophistication. When his first came to America from Nigeria, he wanted to be an engineer.
You can see his penchant for architecture in this collection which was inspired by the Nebuta House museum in Japan. The building is made of 829 twisted steel ribbons that surround the frame of the museum. That really caught Roberts’ eye, and you can see in the pleating and striping of the garments.
As usual, Washington Roberts used sumptuous fabrics like silk wool, satin face silk organza, and a custom Italian woven lurex and organza stripe. He work inspires me to become a better designer. I can only hope to make garments as beautiful as this in the future. Find out more about him and his collection at www.washingtonroberts.com. Plus hear him speak about the collection in the video above.