When speaking about their Colville Spring 2021 collection, Molly Molloy and Lucinda Chambers summed up the spirit and the final characteristics of fashion – in any epoch but today more than ever. “It does not matter how much money you have to chuck at it anymore […] it has to be about what you’re making and the love you’re putting into it”. And also “if you’ve got a strong story to tell, you get a voice”. Words that really can lift up some spirits, considering the drops in sales, the quiet but upcoming crisis and the risks emerging designers take at every new collections.
Spring 2021 by Colville has, indeed, a great story to tell, developing it on different episodes and with always new characters. We like it because it is genuine. First of all, it is the story of the female body waking up and asking for its comfort, joy and care. In second instance, it is the story of craftsmanships, interest for details and the production process, love for what it has been creating and, consequently, a huge amount of care. Shawls, the real focus of the collection, are made by the Tzotzil ethnic group in Mexico; patchwork jacket recalls an Indian heritage; trainers are upcycled – thus made with a creative recycling process.
So many colours and prints, made even more interesting by the natural fabrics used for dresses, blouses and jackets. An ethnic style incredibly modern. We love the stripe top, caps and the maxi earrings, golden flows around the model’s face.
Cover image courtesy: Colville