Welcome back to NYFW. What a great joy it is to be able to show again.

 The inspiration for the collection stemmed from an obsession with the work of Dutch couturier turned baker-cum-floral genius, Natasja Sadi. What began with a collaboration focused on her vivid floral photography led to an exploration of both her essence and her work. Her heritage, art and vibrancy set the color palette, mood and of course, pattern for the collection.

 Of note, a bold print of Natasja’s florals is reimagined on both silk duchesse and Japanese cotton twill. Her sugar flowers were created in sequins on an oversized cotton crewneck knit. We also hand painted a pattern inspired by her collection of delftware, and printed and pleated it on silk chiffon. Our 'vase' dress features a mix of threadwork and cutouts on ivory Irish linen.

 The color palette runs from ivory, navy and ochre to citron yellow, shocking pink and bright green.

 The hand embroidered lace over collars and cut out menswear shirts came from an antique Dutch bonnet sampler.

 Fabrics include railroad stripe denim, cut in camisole tops and knee patch pants. All of our solid silks are upcycled, in sun yellow, shocking pink and black. Quilted silk wool satin in navy and ivory are cut in long coats and full button-front skirts.  Our solid Japanese poplins are upcycled as well, in white and ‘banker’ blue. Suiting, cut in vests and dress shorts are all in silk wool.

 Gold floral jewelry, featuring hand cast painted lily of the valley and zinnias, are all handmade in Rhode Island.

 Our shoes are a collaboration with Manolo Blahnik and hats with Albertus Swanapoel.

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 nears, my thoughts are with those who lost loved ones. A donation has been made to The Never Forget Fund to honor the legacy of those we lost.

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RUN OF SHOW 

1. ENIOLA: IVORY SILK WOOL SHEATH. WHITE COTTON POPLIN EMBROIDERED COLLAR SHIRT. IVORY SILK WOOL HAT. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL RINGS.

2. INDIRA: NAVY RAILROAD DENIM TOP. NAVY RAILROAD DENIM KNEE PATCH PANT. HAND PAINTED LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

3. VLADA: WHITE LASER CUT POPLIN DRESS. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA BELT. HAND PAINTED LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

4. SHELBY: NAVY SILK WOOL QUILTED JACKET. WHITE LASER CUT POPLIN TOP. DELFTWARE CREPE DE CHINE PLEATED SKIRT. NAVY RAILROAD DENIM HAT. HAND PAINTED LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

5. ALINE: IVORY LINEN EMBROIDERED SHIRT. IVORY SILK WOOL QUILTED SHORT. IVORY SILK WOOL HAT. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA BROOCH.

6. MANUELA: NAVY SILK WOOL QUILTED BRALETTE. NAVY SILK WOOL QUILTED SKIRT.

7. ONDRIA: WHITE COTTON POPLIN EMBROIDERED COLLAR SHIRT. INDIGO DENIM RUFFLE SKIRT. GOLD LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

8. ABBY: IVORY DENIM STRIPE BRALETTE. IVORY DENIM STRIPE SKIRT. NAVY RAILROAD STRIPE DENIM HAT. HAND PAINTED LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

9. ASH: DELFTWARE CREPE DE CHINE DRESS. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL RINGS.

10. SUNDUS: BLUE COTTON POPLIN LACE BIB SHIRT. NAVY RAILROAD STRIPE TROUSER.

11. DEBRA: COLUMBINE SILK COTTON KAFTAN. IVORY SILK WOOL HAT.

12. HARLETH: SILK ORGANZA AND LACE EMBROIDERED DRESS. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL EARRING. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL RINGS.

13. RACHEL: IVORY SILK WOOL VEST. WHITE COTTON POPLIN LACE BIB SHIRT. IVORY SILK WOOL SHORT. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL EARRING.

14. SKYLAR: IVORY SILK CREPE EMBROIDERED COLLAR SHIRT. APRICOT SILK WOOL TROUSER. NAVY SILK WOOL HAT.

15. ANNIBELIS: IVORY COTTON EMBROIDERED SWEATER. IVORY SILK WOOL QUILTED SKIRT.

16. INDRE: WHITE COTTON POPLIN TOP. NATURAL LINEN KNEE PATCH PANT. GOLD LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

17. ASTRID: NATURAL LINEN EMBROIDERED DRESS. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL RINGS.

18. AUBE: GREEN WOOL CREPE SHEATH DRESS. GREEN WOOL CREPE HAT.

19. KATIE: SUGAR FLOWER COTTON TWILL SHEATH. BLUE COTTON POPLIN EMBROIDERED COLLAR SHIRT. SUGAR FLOWER DUCHESSE HAT.

20. ENIOLA: SUGAR FLOWER VOILE SHIRT. SUGAR FLOWER VOILE SKIRT. SUGAR FLOWER DUCHESSE HAT. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA BROACH. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL RINGS.

21. POLINA: CITRON SILK CHIFFON DRESS. HAND PAINTED LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

22. PILAR: SUGAR FLOWER SATIN CHIFFON DRESS. GOLD LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

23. SHAANTI: BLACK LASER CUT POPLIN TOP. TERRACOTTA SILK WOOL TROUSER. BLACK SILK WOOL HAT. GOLD LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

24. NOAH: APRICOT TAFFETA SHIRT. TERRACOTTA SILK WOOL BRALETTE. TERRACOTTA SILK WOOL SHORT. TERRACOTTA SILK WOOL HAT. HAND PAINTED LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

25. ONDRIA: BLACK SILK TAFFETA TOP. BLACK SILK WOOL TROUSER. BLACK SILK DUCHESSE HAT. GOLD LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

26. SHELBY: WHITE LASER CUT POPLIN TOP. IVORY LINEN RUFFLE SKIRT. IVORY LINEN HAT.

27. ABBY: IVORY SILK WOOL QUILTED COAT. TEA-STAINED CHANTILLY LACE DRESS.

28. MANUELA: EMBROIDERED IVORY LINEN VASE DRESS. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL RINGS.

29. ASH: BLACK SILK DUCHESSE DRESS. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL RINGS.

30. VLADA: HOT PINK SILK TAFFETA DRESS. GOLD LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING.

31. INDIRA: YELLOW SILK TAFFETA DRESS. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL RINGS.

32. DEBRA: NAVY SILK WOOL VEST. SUGAR FLOWER DUCHESSE BRALETTE. BLACK SILK DUCHESSE RUFFLE SKIRT. BLACK SILK DUCHESSE HAT. HAND PAINTED ZINNIA AND PEARL RINGS.

33. ALINE: COLUMBINE IVORY SILK CREPE DRESS. SUGAR FLOWER SILK DUCHESSE HAT. HAND PAINTED LILY OF THE VALLEY EARRING. 

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CREDITS

AL Design Team: Peter Sohn, Jasmine Kim, Amir Taghi, Mizuki Nakamura, Zoey Li

Production: CS GLOBAL

Lighting: CS LIGHTING

Design: CS DESIGN

Video: INDIGITAL FOR CSGLOBAL

Casting: Shaun Beyen for PLUSTHREETWO

Music: Rene Arsenault 

Hair: Nelson Vercher for Rita Hazan NY

Makeup: Regina Harris

Nails: Nails by Pattie Yankee for Pattie Yankee Products

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Hats: Albertus Swanepoel

Photography: Dan Lecca, Caio Ferreira

Florals: Lauren Messelian for Messelian 


WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO BROOKFIELD PLACE