Inspired by human physiology, Isabel de Villiers launched her 2015 Autumn/Winter collection at this years Design indaba. Eager to understand how bodies work and adapt to change, the designer incorporated an “inside view” in the form of X-ray and Ultra sound prints.
The colour pallet, going further into her anatomical fascination, features deep purple and navy which represent blood vessels, and the deep red pieces; the blood that pumps through our veins.
The team played around with different textures that are perfect for winter. Various styles are available in silky fabrics, chiffon and bon-bon as well as thicker favourites like Ponti di Roma, Printed Scuba and fluffy Melton.
“We have you covered for the entire season with great winter staples with a twist,” Isabel said. “Some of my favourites are the drape top which is perfect with leggings and boots. The off-the-shoulder jumpsuit and scarf dress will flatter and suit any body shape”. The maxi wrap dress is great to wear for an easy day to night look. For colder days the reversible scuba Jacket – an ultimate two-in-one jacket – will be your best buddy. Also on the list of must-haves are the chunky wrap coat and drape waterfall jacket that will warm up any cold winter’s morning.
“The winter wrap coat is such a winner because it doesn’t limit you. You can wear it open, tie it up or even loosen it when you’re feeling bloated. It’s truly transitional, not only through seasons but through life – hence our choice of three different shaped models,” Isabel said.
The brand continues to push and promote a body positive message by merely not focusing on the size of a women’s waist but rather by designing clothing with the utmost love to make all women feel beautiful.
“We cater for the modern South African women. It’s her unique shape that inspires all our collections season after season. We celebrate all body shapes and sizes. We would also like to change so many women’s perception of the perfect size or shape. Love your body, it does amazing things for you every second. If you feel good, you look good, it’s that simple.”
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