Spring Summer 2013

SS13

Butterflies

Eki Orleans’ SS13 collection is one that highlights the talent of designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans to create beautiful clothing that allows the colorful goddess in all women to shine. This latest collection is thoughtfully named ‘Butterflies’ as the designer returned to nature for inspiration.

During the creation stage for this collection, Hazel found inspiration in the beauty of butterflies. It was on her last trip to Mauritius, where she encountered a flutter of beautiful butterflies and was instantly mesmerized.

‘It is the soft innocence and gracefulness of these species that I tried to capture in my SS13 collection. We used a lot of white fabrics to showcase the purity, against the vivid orange and fuchsia colours, which for me, beautifully portrays the energy that is brought to us through the wisdom of these delicate creatures. We often forget what changes they have gone through to blossom to that beauty and I wanted to create pieces that were pure and angelic.’

The feeling of love can be associated with a butterfly. Hold it too close, and you risk crushing its delicate structure. Loosen your grip and it could fly away. We have tried to capture this delicate feature by creating pieces, which drape off the body, evoking a sensuality found in every woman.