The SS13 collection, draws heavily on the technique of crochet, meaning ‘hook’ in French, with silk threads being used to create knitwear or piping that adorns the seams of delicate evening dresses. Whilst crochet is more traditionally used with wool yarns, Sigita has opted for silk to continue the opulence of fabric from her last collection. Indeed it took ten metres of silk fabric to create just one top. The cropped leather jackets and shift tops add an edge to the collection to maintain Jan Si’s reputation for understated elegance, yet the mauve tones of the leather with the silk plaiting embellishment ensures the look never strays towards ‘grunge’.
The muted colour palette of the collection guarantees the wearer will feel feminine and flighty without risking their sophistication. Dusty pinks and beiges mix with moody mauves to nod to the softer side of the SS13 trends. Asymmetric hems, wide open necks and leather accents are complimented by a 100% handmade collection that shuns mass production and makes use of natural silk and leather.
Consistently striving to push her immaculate technical skills, Sigita Janelionyte has created a showcase of pure, untainted techniques, brushed with a soft, fairytale-coloured palette and a smattering of tough modernity. A genuine vision of a modern woman who has been allowed to dream.