Journal

SPRING SUMMER 2020
BEHIND THE COLLECTION

SPRING SUMMER 2020

‘Take the soul and magnetism of Penelope Cruz as Maria Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, add the searing heat and seductive beats of midsummer Rio, shot against the setting sun on Puerto Rico’s sultry beaches. Rat & Boa’s SS2020 collection is an ode to summer travels.


Ruffled mini dresses, daring, skin-glimpsing midi styles, floor-sweeping silk creations - this collection combines vivid colour and oversized print with a hint of nostalgia.


Vibrant, head-turning pieces go from sun-scorched sands to city streets, daytime exploring to sleek sundowners. Bold colours against tanned skin, cool silk lapping at sunned ankles, billowing sleeves moving to the beat of the bossa nova - allow Rat & Boa to spirit you away.’


Designed by us in Berlin, shot by David and Cenit in Puerto Rico*, ready to be worn by you, all over the world. Introducing the essence of Spring Summer 2020, in our own words,


Love

Valentina x Stephanie

Mood?

‘Sultry, sun-drenched, never-ending summers. Passion, dancing with friends, dancing with lovers - turning up the temperature on life. Latin flavour, Tom Ford’s Gucci, Carine Roitfeld’s styling - sexy, sensual, daring.’

‘A cool shower on hot skin after a day in the sun, dreaming in colour. Now, more than ever, we wanted to feel love and feel alive.’ Scent? ‘Something mysterious - a twist of spice, coconut oil, amber, jasmine. Fresh, tempting, summer.’

Muse?

‘Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona - that fire, her passion’

Place?

‘The echo of the colour, beats and spirit of Rio in our minds and under our skin.’

Colour and print?

‘Anything animal and vintage prints from the 90s. The popping, vivid tones of Rio – bright hues against deeply tanned skin – being bold, standing out.’

Nostalgia?

‘Capturing a hint of the seduction and vibrancy of Bruce Weber’s 1986 O’ Rio photographs.’

Moment?

‘Wearing the samples to see in the New Year in Rio - friends, love and freedom.’

Favourites?

S:Allegra Dress and Ferreira Dress
V:Zephyr Blouse & Vale Mini Frill Dress’

Every piece tells our story, every piece is ready for yours…

Want more? Go behind the scenes of the collection shoot in Puerto Rico with one of our favourite creative duos here*.


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