Ancuta Sarca is constantly offering something new and refreshing. Her approach to the fashion scene has been globally recognized, with her sneaker-heel creations stepping her into critical acclaim, and eventually allowing the London-based creative to showcase her talents for the first time during the Spring/Summer 2020 season at London Fashion Week.
Now, in her most intuitive collection yet, Sarca’s designs draw inspiration from her enduring love for creating flower doodles, a cherished practice she’s held in her earliest recollections. For SS24, her collection, titled “Florii,” is named after a joyous Romanian tradition of gathering loved ones for a feast on the last Sunday before Easter — with the core theme of the designs centering around floral insignia.
Taking further inspiration from artists such as Aristide Maillol, Georges Seurat, and John Singer Sargen — who are traditionally known for their sun-soaked landscapes — this new collection from Sarca features an emphasis on upcycling, featuring mules and toe-pointed sandals crafted from repurposed white leather car seats and handcrafted floral motifs from previous collections’ waste materials.
Furthermore, this season’s garments adopt a more breathable approach, with charity shop graphics applied to mini skirts and T-shirts with pastel-inspired mesh. Shoulder bags are available in three colorways including scarlet, silver-and-white, and black-and-white, with all accessories including details from repurposed materials.
Rounding off the collection, sunglasses, created in collaboration with A Better Feeling, are fashioned from existing stock and feature the recurring floral motif.
You can take a closer look at the “Florii” collection from Ancuta Sarca above and in other news, check out the new collection from Inter Milan.