It’s the gentle heart of a love story never told. One that should have become a life-long narrative but for whatever reason, it never began. A skipped class, a lost note, a missed train, a forgotten phone call. It’s a memory that you can’t quite make out in your mind and leaves you wondering if it’s nostalgia for something, a snippet of your life you had forgotten or just an event that you created in your imagination.
The flow and ebb of life passes you by. You watch it, try to catch it and slow it down but you’ll never quite grasp what could have been. It's these fleeting moments in the day that often become the most memorable; the most enjoyable. Gathering flowers that make up a bouquet from a tiny florist, sipping sweet, milky tea in an inviting corner of a warm café, picking up fresh fruit and cheese from the local markets, walking along the river, meeting loved ones for delicacies in a place you all adore.
There’s a balance of ritual and magic uncertainty to our days – a tangle of legs running too fast along the streets, a mind too quick to keep up with itself and a heart that nudges at the legs and head to take a minute, to ponder, to smell the roses, to notice the details…..And she listens; she slows down, she surrenders.
Poetry of Life embraces the organic beauty of each day slowly unfolding. Those unexpected moments that can’t be explained but become fundamental in the paths that our lives take. This theory is reflected in gentle ruffles and pleats that open to reveal a slender shoulder or a delicate wrist. A palette of nude pink,blood red and rich burgundy – tones traditionally not worn together, melt into each other with ease. These colours are offset with the label’s signature monochrome pieces while prints of wild flowers sit prettily within the range. Sumptuous Italian fabrics add a textural contrast to the smooth heavy silks and beautiful lambswool handknits are given an update with oversized cables and delicate twists.