This collection is for anyone who has ever hoped that summer would never come to an end. It is for those who relish long summer nights, lazy summer days and the feeling of responsibility simply melting away.
I hope these pieces speak to you. I hope the silk feels soft on your skin and the knitwear keeps the evening chill at bay. I hope you can find your endless summer in the collection and that it gives you everything you need to feel beautiful and live la dolce vita.
LIVE FOR THE SWEET
Imagine that feeling of an endless summer, one filled with crystal clear waters, cerulean skies, warm nights and slow sunny days.
When I created this collection, I felt like I was really in Italy, soaking up the sweet summer rays and feeling the warmth on my skin. I dreamed of the intoxicating fragrance of citrus fruits in the air and ribbons of fresh pasta drowned in sugo di pomodoro. I dove into books, hidden in the dappled shade of olive trees serenaded by crickets. I imagined myself living each day ‘la dolce vita’.
LIVE FOR THE SLOW
I wanted everything in the collection to feel easy and relaxed, something you never needed to think about. I wanted each piece to make you feel like time was slowing down, letting you live for that one moment. I wanted to bring that sensual confidence that Italian women invoke so easily - to enjoy being seen.
Sumptuous silk kaftans in tranquil tones to lift your mood. Bright knitted kimonos to throw over 100% cotton knitwear. Beautiful belts in many colours to add just a whisper of structure. Everything for a slow, soothing summer.
“When I was designing this collection I found myself obsessed with New Wave punk bands of the 1990s, especially Talking Heads.”
- The designer, Cathérine Standaert -
LIVE FOR THE SOUND
For me, Summer is synonymous with music, especially in Italy. The beauty of a Summer music festival, dancing into the night with your friends, the world spinning around you. The magic of musicians playing in the street, their instruments echoing across the stones as young couples sway in rhythm. Even the gentle hum of background music as you take dinner on the terrazza with good friends and good wine.