What images/experiences/influences did you draw upon in creating RESORT ‘20?
Lara: Our Resort collection was inspired by the idea of exploration and discovery. We referenced vintage pictures of people on safari, drawing inspiration from the landscape for our muted colour palette. We wanted to build on the concept that there is an undeniable connection between the self and our environment, and how our surroundings influence our quality of life - that the garments we clothe our bodies in influence the self and our environment alike. Erika: We had a few influences for this collection, starting with some safari influences, but with Covid happening during the conception, the collection headed in a different direction. We experienced more of an internal journey, with the time in isolation encouraging us to revise the collection, creating only pieces that we would feel comfortable wearing for any occasion.
What was your favourite part in creating the Resort ‘20 collection?
Erika: I think it was the connection between Lara and I, not letting obstacles get in the way of us creating and delivering the collection with a more mature and modern approach. Lara: I really enjoyed working with the fabrication Tencel in this collection and learning more about the process it goes through to become certified as Tencel. It's such a versatile fabric and it's rare to find a fabric that you can make into a slip dress and also create suiting too.
How do you think this collection has evolved from your last?
Lara: I feel this collection has become more refined and it's our goal to keep improving and I hope that we have achieved that. We chose every fabric with intention, making sure we were only working with sustainable and natural textiles. Erika: Each collection Lara and I understand each other more and this reflects in the collections, making them stronger. We aim to create timeless pieces that we would both wear often.
“Resort collection was inspired by the idea of exploration and discovery. We referenced vintage pictures of people on safari, drawing inspiration from the landscape for our muted colour palette.”— Lara Fells
What are your favourite pieces from this collection and why?
Lara: I really love the Tau Blazer and the Cavolo pants, also the Iman knit tanks, all of these pieces can work seamlessly into your wardrobe. I also really love the Lori woven sandals, the craftsmanship that has gone in to creating them is spectacular. Erika: My favourite pieces from this collection are the Jan Top, Jan Dress, Ode shorts, Tau blazer, Iman Knit Dress, Yona Woven Sandals and Iniko Box Bag. I feel really comfortable and well dressed for any occasion with those pieces!