The Shrimps AW19 collection journeys into the world of Greek myths, stories that tell of the creation of the world and of the Gods and Goddesses that have continually inspired art, literature and culture, and modern life.
Goddesses grace the celestial backdrop painted by artist Ryan Driscoll, a contemporary artist fascinated in Greek mythology, depicting goddesses that have made up our world and represent strength, femininity and power, including Gaea, Goddess of Earth, Amphitrite, Goddess of the Sea, Athena, Goddess of Wisdom & Culture and Venus, Goddess of Love.
The story of myth walks through Driscoll’s doorway and onto the catwalk with stories told in the collection’s prints in both classical form as well as interpreted into modern and graphic jacquards. Ethereal Grecian style dresses and skirts feature alongside more modern separates, retelling the story of the goddess in its various evolving forms, always celebrating a feminine silhouette and feel.
A vibrant colour palette of bright orange, banana yellow, soft apricot, peacock blue and gold echo the colours of frescos telling stories of the Gods, and all combine and are reimagined to create a check print that features across the collection.
Shrimps’ now signature pearl bags and embellishment appear in this season’s updated shapes and colourways with added floral motifs, miniature treasure chests, embellished shells and knotted macramé. Pearl and Faux Fur headbands, diamante Greek wreath hair clips and earrings add a twinkling adornment to the Shrimps goddesses.
Styling – Tom Guinness
Set Design – Suzanne Beirne
Casting – Piotr Chamier
Hair – Syd Hayes / AVEDA
Make Up – Niamh Quinn / KIKO Milano
Nails – Michelle Humphrey & team at LMC Worldwide / TheGelBottle Inc
Shoes – Converse & Dr. Martens
Production – My Beautiful City
Hosiery – Falke
Music – Fred Macpherson
ABOUT RYAN DRISCOLL
Ryan Driscoll graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Art in 2016. Group exhibitions include “Beyond the Binaries” at Emerald Winter Pride, London, UK (2018),“RBA Rising Stars” at Mall Gallery, London, UK (2016), at Hartslane in New Cross, London (2014), and at the Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby, UK (2010).
In 2017 he performed in “Late at Tate Britain: FLUX” with QueerDirect at Tate Modern, London and the following year was awarded the British LGBT Awards Arts Initiative, before creating a collaborative T-shirt with Charles Jeffrey’s Loverboy collective for Topshop as part of their Pride Collection.
In May 2019, Driscoll will have his first solo exhibition at Soft Opening, London.