This brand new project was born from the first confinement. There I really discovered the comfort, the comfort (and discomfort) of a garment. During that time in my home, my relationship with clothing changed completely. I spent a lot of time in my most comfortable clothes. I understood that it was important to feel good in them and that respecting my body also meant choosing my clothes.
To end 2020 on a high note (it's more than necessary), I'm happy to present my first capsule loungewear collection for a winter of solidarity. Rest assured, I will of course continue with my jewellery designs!
These are wearable clothes for everywhere and for everyone. I needed to create reassuring outfits with ultra-comfortable and eco-responsible cuts and materials; simple and thoughtful pieces, to feel stylish, comfortable and ready to vibrate at high frequencies (as we say in kundalini yoga)!
The whole loungewear collection is available on the eshop here. I hope you like it! All winter long, 50% of the profits will be donated to an association that is very close to my heart, Bulle asbl.
GENERATION OF THE PROJECT?
My first jewellery was made from old kimonos. It's quite natural that I go back to the roots. But also to something totally new for me. I used to reserve comfortable clothes only for when I came home after a hard day's work or for weekends. I soon opted for looser trousers and preferred softer, more comfortable materials. This is how the desire to create my own cosy clothes became obvious to me to give back a little freedom to our bodies.
<I've been working on this for years and I'm very proud of my work.
All winter, 50% of the profits will be donated to Bulle asbl, an association that is particularly close to my heart. The idea is simple, effective and beautiful: A mobile wasserette for the homeless. Bulle asbl is a mobile laundry service launched by young people in Brussels in 2017.
The more than 4,000 homeless people counted in Brussels now have the possibility to have their laundry washed and dried for free. In addition to improving the hygiene and living conditions of the beneficiaries, laundry time is used to create a moment of resocialisation, which is so important for those who are often as lonely as poor. It also helps to boost the sense of well-being and self-esteem of the disadvantaged.
This collection consists of 10 pieces with the elegance of black and white as a base. My logo is embroidered or printed in gold, sapphire blue, emerald green and ruby red to take you on a journey into the poetic and dreamlike world of gems and gold. Wellness as an art of living!
I chose to use mainly 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled cotton and Modal®. Modal is a soft and comfortable fibre. It is an ecological material with a low environmental impact. Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides, which preserves biodiversity. It is also GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, a worldwide standard based on strict environmental and social criteria.
The entire collection is available for purchase here: https://enoraantoine.wiltee.com/
I wish you all a happy holiday season in solidarity!
© All photographs in this post are by Elodie Gérard for Enora Antoine