PHOENIX BA SS 2020 – APOLLO AND THE NINE MUSES
The Apollo and the Nine Muses collection is an artistic bridal and evening wear collection inspired by
Viennese classicism sculptures by Joseph Klieber. The sandstone figures illustrate nine muses and Apollo in
Greek mythology. Each muse represents a form of art including poetry, astronomy, dance, comedy, tragedy,
lyric, love poetry, history and music. Each look in the collection addresses one type of art. A variety of fabrics
with different weight and texture such as tulle, organza, beaded and embroidered lace and sequined mesh
are used, along with intensive handwork for surface textile details to create unique and artistic modern
Phoenix Ba is a Toronto-based fashion designer, specialized in women’s occasional and evening wear. Surrounded by fabrics, needles, sheers and chalks, Phoenix was raised by her parents who were pattern drafters and tailors for uniforms and suits. The passion of drawing beautiful dresses and fabricating them for wearing was implanted since then that later Phoenix received her fashion design and technique education at George Brown College, where she also discovered her tremendous interest in surface textile.With study and work experience in Asia, Europe and North America, Phoenix observed the historical and cultural differences that she integrated concepts and elements from the world to the fashion designs that demonstrate humanistic solicitude. Combining aesthetic judgements and technical skills, the designs are presented as means for self-expression that each garment has her own story and characters.Phoenix Ba aims to think-outside-the-box and create elegant and timeless womenswear with creative designs, variegated non-conventional materials and surface textile techniques. The line focuses on femininity, passion and confidence and contains one-of-a-kind outfits that suit women from different cultural background with different voices and attitudes.