When designer Judy Wu visited the ‘Jardim Botânico’ in the city of Rio de Janeiro she found her inspiration for her gorgeous Spring/Summer collection. The idyllic 137-hectare garden is home to some of the most spectacular species of plant life that the world has to offer. Judy Wu’s photographs of flora and fauna set against the Rio sky are transformed into print for her latest collection. Palm tree patterns are meticulously laid out on white, knee-length dresses and cropped jackets. Vibrant flowers are represented by colourful beading that stands out as if it were growing from the garments like grass. Her palette is beautiful too: mint green, salmon pink, rusty beige and bright white. Altogether, Judy Wu’s SS15 collection is as enchanting as the gardens that inspired it.
Words by Georgina Yates / @withgeorgia
Images by Amy Barton / @Amy_R_Barton