Jordan might not be the epicentre of the Middle East’s fashion scene, but Nafsika Skourti is pushing for that to happen very soon. To be bold: the Central Saint Martins graduate has turned her eponymous label, in to the epitome of cool.
As a tribute to what Skourti has dubbed ‘the PG Arab Princess’ (you know, the one who goes to brunch in full contour and only gets stressed about low engagement on her latest IG post) her new collection might be her best one yet.
Inspired by her fabricated muse’s “sheltered, innocent life”, Skourti has created a punch-coloured graphic fabric for the collection. As seen on an asymmetrical shirt/corset hybrid included in the collection, each design was made “with her fantasy life in mind”, adds Skourti, which, according to her includes “aesthetics inspired by 1950’s fairy-tale illustrations by Marcel Marlier.”
What would have been your average shirtdress, has instead been doused in opulence through delicate embroidery that perfectly embodies the “PG princess” aesthetic. A backless lilac slip dress is contoured with diamantes. And even their signature Regina corset (which was sexy in its original form) got an upgrade of its own with added drama via massive tulle sleeves. Of course, the corset’s name got a coronation of its own for the new collection, it’s called the Royal Regina now.
Skourti even dug deep into her muse’s lifestyle. A sweatshirt reads: Mani. Pedi. Wax. “The holy trinity of grooming,” as the designer put it. The design is brought to life as her muse is imagined sifting through hundreds of slightly dissimilar shades of pink polish before settling in her seat for her weekly back-to-back appointments at the spa.
The collection, which is seen on model Sherouk Farid in a stunning new campaign that was shot in Jordan (of course), and you’re going to want to add everything to your cart.