At once mysterious and ubiquitous, spiny and soft, predator and prey, the sea urchin has thrived in the world's oceans for more than 400 million years. Designer Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves looked to this enchanting creature as inspiration for the Spring 2020 Marysia collection. Anchored by swimwear, it marks an exciting evolution of our resort wear, which expands with a variety of new silhouettes and striking textures.
"I wanted to create something a little moodier, in natural tones and fabrics that would remain relevant during the cooler months," says Reeves, who selected each material with an eye to sustainability, opting for eco-conscious cottons and silks over synthetics. A palette grounded in rich tones of earth, water, and sky puts the focus on subtle shifts of proportion and infusions of volume created by artful rushing and layering.
In fabrics ranging from pleated satin of the palest blue to graphically printed cotton poplin, dresses and separates are deigned for versatility-a nod to Reeve's personal wardrobe, in which a few standout pieces are seasonal accents to an otherwise minimal style. "Our new crochet skirt is a favorite for its hand-woven details and refined fringe," she says. "It's reminiscent of sea netting and is the perfect piece to layer with a maillot or bikini."