Resilience Collection - This collection is about bouncing back after facing the many challenges of the past 2 years. The start of 2021 was one of hope and the belief that we had begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However with things popping up in the media it seemed like the world was attached to a string yo-yoing back and forth between a new normal and the threat of another lockdown. This collection is a reminder that we as humans face challenges everyday and come out stronger and more resilient than ever. It’s a reminder that “It’s not the strongest of a species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most resilient and responsive to change.”
We shot this collection with that idea of change in mind, wanting to keep to the core values of the brand but also understand that we should welcome change. My extremely talented friend Sara K.
was gracious enough to shoot this collection for us, art directed by our resident creative assistant Rita Miller
. We had an amazing team of people there to assist us, now that vaccines are readily available in the U.S. but our models really stole the show, Kandia Nzinga
and Seidi Häkkänen
with the help of our make up artist, Britney Alvarado
, and we couldn’t be happier with how the shoot and the pieces turned out. There were definitely unexpected challenges as we all came together for our first large shoot since the pandemic, but it really was just a reminder of what the collection was about and our ability to roll with the punches.