When it comes to unrestrained gratification in the fashion industry, there’s always an affinity for exquisite materials that exude an upper echelon flair. From chiffon and charmeuse in Spring to cashmere and shearling in Winter, refined fabrics run the gamut every season as style mavens look for crème de la crème textures and designs that lavishly bring out their “true colors”.
And what’s more enticing than nature-inspired artwork expressed through fabrics and designs! I truly believe that the fusion of fashion and art creates exquisite designs relative to the inherent beauty we see around us (such as this color-blocking neoprene dress with its avant-garde wavelength patterns).
So was my choice for today’s outfits — these exquisite silk chiffon tops from Joanna Alot Design. With its high-quality silk and hand-painted craftsmanship, each top that artist Joanna Alot Ciecholewski creates is artistically unique and wearable! Influenced by the Milanowek fabrics known for their silk manufacturing and designs since the 19th century, Joanna’s artisanal creations are inspired from visuals captured by her eyes. Nature-infused images, enigmatic cultures, and journeys abroad (enrapturing French bordeaux valley and medieval cities to list a few).
And what a sight for sore eyes! The Obsession Red Top I have on, with its rich blend of colors across a broad spectrum, is synonymous to a watercolor painting. Vibrant, invigorating, and smoldered in fiery obsession. The Ginkgo Chiffon Top, quite the contrary, is derived from the Ginkgo leaves and exudes this subtle reminiscence of the early stages of Fall. Calm, intriguing, and visually-clad in silvery metallic finish. To let their true color shine through, I kept the the pairings minimal with black add-ons: fitted jeans, open-toe mules, and a shoulder bag with woven handles.
As Oscar Wilde once said, “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways”. Indeed an artwork that so seamlessly blends in colors while eliciting and embodying a mood, a visual, a story, is granted pure magic.
And who said fashion designers, with their knack for painting exquisite prints and patterns on canvas we call human form, can’t create the same visual sparks that get the heart racing, as if being swept away in the arms of one’s true love? 🙂 Xo ~ Lena
In collaboration with Joanna Alot Design; thoughts and opinions are my own.
Top: Joanna Alot Design// Skirt: Express// Heels: Prabal Gurung for Target// Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs// Accessories: Forever 21 & Topshop