We believe in the notion that romance is timeless—but that there is an ever-shifting ambience informing the term. Romance can be full of glory and theater—consider the golden-age film star waving goodbye to her loved one as the train pulls out of the station—or less fantastical and more routine, say, with, the same scene transpiring during Friday evening rush hour at Grand Central. It arcs from the poised to the undone; it is fantasy puzzle-piecing itself into reality. But, before all else, and in whatever way it manifests, romance is forever.
This collection channels that crescent, by starting with repurposed vintage floral jacquards, and layering in variables that mirror romance’s unlimited range: velvet ribbons, raw-edges, filigree bodysuits, flat-front trousers, leather gloves, air-light lace, organza and tulle flowers, and much more. The intent is not to be precious or prettified, but rather, to reflect something polished and confident-with-age; an assurance that, even when the fireworks and the cinema seem distant, romance will live—and resonate—always.