Nigerian label House of Marie brings us their Resort 2015 collection ‘The Empress of Love’ which tells the story of an empress awakened in a fantasy world. Inspired by the strength and warrior spirit of an empress in love, that is so strong that it can’t exist beyond the fantasy, and informed by this love story lived in a wonder garden, much like the Garden of Eden, House of Marie aims to present regal yet magical, strong yet feminine looks with this collection.
The beautiful and otherworldly nature of this tale is reflected in the prints, sequins and oddly placed concept pockets that are dominant features in this collection. The recurring colour blue is a nod to the regality of the heroine, with pink alluding to her femininity while her warrior queen status is seen throughout with the strong structures and collars. Crowning her glory and the ethereal nature of her love and desires were the colours white and gold, there to impress upon us the nature and status of the empress.
A romantic homage to feminine strength from House of Marie certainly set to delight the style queens amongst us.