17 Sept 2012

Behind the scenes: The story behind Clara

We start this series with a sneak peek into the insight, notion and inspiration behind the current collection.

First stop is, Clara.

Clara is our autumn tea dress in raspberry georgette. The rows of embroidered lace on the bodice were inspired by perfectly preserved Victorian lace. Rummaging through the stalls one early Friday morning, deep in the heard of portobello market we found, at the bottom of an old hatbox, these perfectly preserved Victorian lace cuffs with exquisite hand embroidered lace.

We love taking something beautiful and old and giving it a modern twist, so Susanna our designer carefully drew out the artwork for the embroidered lace bodice and we designed the dress around it.

Dying up georgette in deepest Raspberry, adding a tie belt, semi-sheer tucked sleeves and a little keyhole detail at the back to create a romantic dress with a modern feel.

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