by Cara Livingstone
Isa Arfen's Serafina Sama found inspiration for this collection from her first visit to Japan. And it is full of intricate references to the Japanese aesthetics. This very zen collection is a product of a designer completely comfortable with her ability to produce post-cultural trends. The clothes have elements of what Japan is known for...Kabuki theatre, Samurais, Pagoda and inner calm. Trimmed silk suits with magnolia patterns were the standout in this presentation and it is likely to bring in a lot of new admirers into Isa's pagoda.