This season, Quirkbox took inspiration from all things French. Detailed and classic hand illustrations of vintage fashion objects and sewing machines depicting French couture, along with cross stitch as an embroidered and typographic illustration formed the depth of the label’s SS16 collection. There was a heavy emphasis on the idea of fashion as art, as well as humour and irony in spades thanks to the recurring “This Is Not Fashion” motif. The colour palette was inspired by vintage upholstery, and included shades of ecru, off-white, indigo, crimson and black. Breathable fabrics like cottons, linens, and cotton silks, were transposed on breezy silhouettes designed for summer travel.