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Behind the Collection

Elma Murakami

Dancers: Morgan Jean Quinn, Emma Dewing, Photographer: Alana Fickes, Stylist: Julia Perry, Hair/Make Up: Allison McGillicuddy, Behind the scenes photos by Elma

INSPIRATION

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN

This season the ballet and documentary Afternoon of a Faun lingered in my thoughts. The inspiring film about Tanaquil Le Clercq, a ballet dancer who at the age of 27 was stricken with polio and never danced again. The ballet of the same name by Vaslav Nijinsky first premiered in Paris 1912 with a hauntingly beautiful score by Claude Debussy. Later the ballet was reinterpreted by Jerome Robbins in 1953 for the New York City Ballet featuring Le Clercq as the lead.  

I often look to ballet for inspiration. The way the dancers move freely on stage, it's the way I want to feel in my lingerie. Confident and comfortable in my own skin. 

Francisco Moncion and Tanaquil Le Clercq in Afternoon of a Faun

Francisco Moncion and Tanaquil Le Clercq in Afternoon of a Faun

DESIGN & MATERIALS

The palette this season is rich with Autumn hues but is balanced with delicate neutrals. Stretch silks in Midnight Blue and Olive, with beige Chantilly lace and black velvet ribbons. Featuring a new Dove Gray scallop lace which was hand dyed for this collection. The silhouettes are always soft and comfortable, with the addition of silky basics and a new ribbed knit version of our Sylvia bralette.