My inspiration

“Havana  is a mistress of pleasure,

the lush and  opulent goddess of delights”

Cabaret Quarterly 1956

Every collection has a story… For Summer 18,  I have been very much inspired by Havana, in the 50’s. Havana back then was a tropical playground for rich americans, with lots of bars, casinos and beautiful women. Socialites, debutantes, celebrities like Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra, and American mobsters came to play in the Cuban paradise. Imagine a bar. Feel the tropical heat and the electricity in the air.

Listening to the music and enjoying a cocktail, you see this woman, beautiful and sophisticated, free and open minded. This is what I had in mind when I was elaborating the Summer Collection. Silk kimonos, lurex tops, wide statement belts, cotton kaftans, I wanted the summer collection to breathe tropical heat, luxury and glamour.