ALISON

Plunging halter crepe dress with gathered chiffon half skirt 

VICTORIA

Draped halter chiffon dress with gathered skirt 

COURTNEY

Crisscross crepe/chiffon sculpture gown with side front slit 

KENDRA

Draped chiffon sculpture gown with cowl skirt and train

NAWAR

Strapless crepe gown with gathered chiffon half skirt and side front slit

LINDSAY

One shoulder chiffon sculpture gown with side front slit

THERESA & ZOE

Cowl chiffon halter blouse with open back and crepe pencil skirt with back slit

DIANE

Rouched strapless chiffon gown with full length gathered skirt and side front slit

JOELLE

Halter neck draped gown with full length gathered skirt

COLLEEN

Draped halter neck chiffon dress with gathered chiffon quarter skirt

RITA

One shoulder draped chiffon sculpture gown with side drape and side front slit

PAULA

Plunging halter crepe dress with gathered chiffon half skirt

Photography: Tina Picard

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Ryan Alexander's 2015 Spring/Summer collection explores the rebirth of spring through the eyes of goddess Persephone. 

 

Queen of the Underworld, daughter of Zeus and harvest goddess Demeter, Persephone rules the Underworld after being abducted by Hades. Her return from the darkness of winter represents the reincarnation of flora, shooting forth in spring and then retreating to the Underworld after harvest.

 

You can see Persephone's influence in the collection through sculpted column-like silhouettes, contrasted by miles of flowing botanical printed chiffon. Utilizing fabrics that create movement with every step, imitating nature, and almost becoming it. 

Photo: Sarah Thomson