The Tournament

Nicholas Nybro’s vision for 2015’s summer fashion pulls us deep into a fairy tale where innocence meets the colourful. Chapter 8 of Alice in Wonderland, where the queen plays croquet is what sets the scene for the collection.

Alice’s surreal experience of the croquet tournament – the flamingos, the cats and the courtiers dotted with diamonds – has inspired the design of the large prints.

“A large part of the collection is made from 6 metres long collage prints from which the customer will get varying cuts. This makes each item of clothing unique, as no cut will be the same and the imagery and patterns will differ from piece to piece.”

Nicholas Nybro

“A curse on this game. How can you stick at a game when the rules keep on changing?

I shall call myself Alice and play croquet with the flamingos.

In Wonderland everyone cheats and love is Wonderland, isn’t it?”

Photo: Thomas Cato