“I wanted to offer my clients a seductive royalty viewpoint,” said Biljana of her Contessa collection.
The designer also said the 24 looks were her new take on romanticism: “
I felt unhappy by what is typically thought of romantic.” Instead, she offered up a new concept focused on sleeves and asymmetry.
This rethink was most successful on a daring, body-skimming crepe dress, which featured exaggerated draped ruffles on both sides, a tulle whisper of sleeves on the other, and an oversize silk part on the shoulders.
“It’s not simply about the components of a dress that are traditionally woman-related, like lace and chiffon and all these other materials,” Biljana said.
“It’s a total exploration of viewing an evening gown in another context, but still being relatable to modern, young women.”