Inspired by the late Victorian era and the beautiful Herero tribe of Namibia in Africa, dressed in flowing Victorian gowns and headdresses. I describe the Victorian era as romantic and mystic in regard to social values and arts, and these are the keywords for the collection. Looking at the way they dressed during the Victorian era as well as the architecture of churches and the beautiful sculptures and textures inside, gave me inspiration to create the prints for this season.
While looking at the Victorian era, I came across an amazing tribe in Namibia called "The Herero People". The story of Herero clothing is extraordinary. The men, women and children are taking part in a modern re-enactment of their peoples' bloody history from the war with Namibia's German colonisers. The war ended in 1915 when the german army was beaten by the South African - but, once liberated, the Herero tribe members claimed the military uniform of dead German soldiers. Herero women also affected the styles and the airs and graces of the Christian missionary ladies who had come among them in the 1890s. The clothes the Herero choose to wear are a permanent reminder of the great scar gashed in the tribe's history when they came close to being exterminated.
The Herero women wear colourful Victorian gowns with mixed prints patched together to a long dress with puff sleeves, and this became the guideline for the new shapes in the collection.
" Suit up or wear it casual with this double breasted blazer in a cotton stretch fabric. Features four wooden buttons in front, two seam sleeves and two welt pockets on the sides. "
ANDREA BLAZER // HERERO // 048.026
RUT TROUSERS // HERERO // 057.026
FILIPPA DRESS // HERERO // 049.026
Long silk stretch dress in multicoloured placement print. Invisible zip in side seam and white silk stretch lining inside. Features open V in back. hand sewn hem.
" 100% silk shirt in a navy bird print. Features a hidden button stand and a thin collar. Wide cuffs with one button on each and smal puff sleeves. White pearl buttons on both cuffs and collar. "
MALIN SHIRT // BLUEBIRD // 050.024
" Yellow printed cotton skirt with belt and belt buckle in waistline. Zip in front and has a stretchy silk lining inside. "
CAROLINE SKIRT// YELLOWBIRD // 064.025
KLARA TRENCHCOAT // KHAKI // 052.029
" Long detailed trenchcoat in an amazing khaki colour. Belt in waist with silver belt buckle, two welt pockets in front and details on sleeves with wooden buttons. Also features six wooden buttons in front and has a light blue silk lining. "
" Get the stylish look with these navy chinos in cotton stretch. They have a zip in front, two slanted pockets in side seams and belt loops. "
INA TROUSERS // BLUEBIRD // 051.024
" 100% silk shirt in a mint green zebra inspired print. Features a hidden button stand and a thin collar. Wide cuffs with one button on each. White pearl buttons on both cuffs and collar. "
MIMMI SHIRT // GREENZEBRA // 053.027
" Long silk stretch dress in mint green zebra inspired print. Invisible zip in side seam and white silk stretch lining inside. Features open V in back and button stand with white pearl buttons in front. hand sewn hem. "
LISBETH DRESS // GREENZEBRA // 054.027
" Detailed khaki dress in a soft cotton stretch fabric.
Two pockets in front and belt with belt buckle in waistline.
Features white pearl buttons in front and has french seams inside. "
LINDA DRESS // KHAKI // 055.029
KRISTINA DRESS // GLITTERZEBRA // 056.028
" Multi coloured long shirt dress with a smal collar and wide cuffs. Belt in waistline and button stand with clear plastic buttons in front. 100% silk. "
KARIN TOP // HERERO // 058.026
" Soft and stretchy silk top in multicoloured placement print. Open V in back with two ribbon details. White stretchy silk lining inside. "
" Soft and stretchy silk top in double layer. Comfortable on your skin and a stylish basic top that goes with everything. A must have in your wardrobe this season! "
ELNA TOP // WHITE // 059.030
" Skirt in three different colours and textures such as khaki, navy and light blue. The khaki green is in cotton stretch and the blue colours have a suede texture. Features zip in front and yellow/blue belt with belt buckle in waistline. Zip in front and has a stretchy silk lining inside. "
CAROLINE SKIRT // KHAKI // 060.029
MIMMI SHIRT // HERERO // 062.026
" 100% silk shirt in a multi coloured placement print. Features a hidden button stand and a thin collar. Wide cuffs with one button on each. White pearl buttons on both cuffs and collar. "
SOFIE DRESS // YELLOWBIRD // 063.025
" 100% silk dress with pleats around skirt. Half length raglans sleeves with thin ribbon details on cuffs. Hidden button stand in front. "
" Soft and stretchy silk top with ruffle details. Comfortable on your skin and stylish piece this season. Features invisible zip in back and navy silk lining inside. Two thin ribbons over shoulders to tie in back. "
CONNIE TOP // BLUE BIRD // 061.024
MIKAELA DRESS // BLUEBIRD // 065.024
" Multi coloured silk shirt dress with a thin collar and wide cuffs. Belt in waistline and a hidden button stand with clear plastic buttons in front. Use it either as a dress or a long shirt with jeans underneath. "
Long detailed trenchcoat in an amazing navy bird print. Belt in waist with silver belt buckle, two welt pockets in front and details on sleeves with wooden buttons. Also features six wooden buttons in front and has a navy silk lining.