The Collection for Every Size
Out and proud
The secret is out, people! No more hiding and posting secretive stories on the gram! For the second time I had to beautiful opportunity to collaborate with Belgian brand Xandres on a capsule collection. This time, we teamed up with Edith Dohmen, popular Dutch styliste, blogger, vlogger, and allround fashion lover!
Together we worked fiercely for months and months on the creation of a collection that is both elegant, fun and suitable for all sizes (ranging from a 36 up to a large 52). You know, quintessential Xandres 😉
Fall in love with the process
Now how does this work? How much are people actually involved in a capsule collection? In our case? A lot! There is no way we wanted to put our names on something that isn’t ours to begin with.
At the start of the process we received some suggestions from the design team on what the collection had to contain: some knitwear, pink details, a vintage ski resort kinda feel. No secret, Edith and I were kinda surprised with these guidelines, but we wanted to dive in, head first! So we started mood boarding, vintage shopping and testing what would work for us.
Now right in that period I was interior decorating my house and got stuck in this obsession for art deco colors and patterns. So I really couldn’t stop myself from injecting some of that inspiration into our elaborate collection! Behold the black dress and the color palette of most pieces!
Crucial for both Edith and I in this collection was the fact that we wanted the fit to be on the money. There is no point in promoting body diversity and freedom whilst hiding one’s shape. And so we created dresses that can suit every body type: a classic shirt dress (in bold colors), an a line type of dress for those who like to accentuate their waist, and a more sporty but classy sweater dress, which you can dress up or down, depending on your mood and style.
Also the color blocking and prints on the separates were well thought out so you can mix and match the heck out of it. Exactly how we like it!
Don’t shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like
No secret, the timing of production was tight and autumn was already upon us when the shooting of the collection took place! But despite the persistent rain, we totally managed to rock our pieces and create a darker and more editorial-like ambiance, all thanks to our awesome production team Bounce Rocks and photographer Kris Desmedt!
Soooo…did I make your mouth water yet? No shame! You can shop the collection in all the Xandres and Xandres Gold stores, in multibrand shops and ofcourse online!
And as an extra surprise both Edith and I will make some in store appearances on the 19th and 20th of October to talk with you all and help you with styling and make up. So no hesitation, ladies and gents! We would love to welcome you and get to know you better!