THE ROMANTIC ERA
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, gave me inspiration to create the prints for this season.
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 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.
SASKIA SHIRT // BROWN FLORAL // 075.031
LAURA DRESS // GREEN FOREST // 070.034
SASKIA SHIRT // PURPLE WAVES // 074.033
KLARA TRENCHCOAT // PURPLE // 073.035
GISELA DRESS // PURPLE WAVES // 068.033
MAJA DRESS // RED FLORAL // 067.032
MARGIT SHIRT // WHITE // 076.030
KRISTINA DRESS // RED FLORAL // 069.032
KLARA TRENCHCOAT // KHAKI // 052.029
OLGA DRESS // GREEN FOREST // 071.034
LENA WRAP DRESS // BROWN FLORAL // 072.031