The collection was nearly completed by the time the name 'Amazing Grace' came to me. I kept asking myself “whatʼs the direction of this collection?” Adding new designs and fabrics each week, pushing back the photo shoot dates, what was supposed to be a small capsule collection was starting to expand into an established Autumn/Winter range. I was also finding it difficult to select the right model to represent the look and feel of the collection.
'Corded Hoodie Jacket Tobacco', 'Three-Tone Scarf' Wine' & 'Magic Midi Skirt'
So letting go of all logic, just chilling out and practicing what I preach, I went into my meditation room and asked for guidance.
Grace, acting with grace, being graceful, were the words looping through my mind. Then I opened up my computer to look for possible models and a tall, graceful, elegant, beautiful girl with the name ‘Grace H‘ stared back at me. Hence the decision was made. 'Amazing Grace' was the perfect name for this collection.
My purpose, and personal brief, for every collection is always about sustainability, thinking global and acting local. This range is no different.
'Hallelujah Top' & 'Ava Shorts Rose'
Itʼs important to me as a designer to co-ordinate previous collections with what's current, getting maximum use from each treasured item. Each piece in the ‘Amazing Graceʼ collection works seamlessly back with Magic, Angel and Wave.
Cotton corduroy pant suits, silk crepe de chine bias slips, silk georgette blouses and cotton/silk stripe shirting with touches of black French lace make up this beautifully elegant, graceful collection.