I happened to catch a late night movie on CBC called "Aurore la Martyre" one night and was so distraught by the tragedy of this true story that I knew I had to find a way to make it work as the story behind my Fall collection. Sadly, young Aurore's life ends at a very young age at the hand of abuse when all that needed to be done was for someone to speak up. How do you get inspired by such tragedy and sadness?! My thoughts behind the collection were based on the idea of what Aurore might have turned out to be like had she lived... her imagined survival so to speak. Considering she would have been in her 20's around the 1930's and living in a rural countryside I started my research and found some inspiration that spoke to me....
|A poster from the remake of the original film|
|Taking inspiration from everyday fashions of the thirties|
|When choosing colors and fabrications, its always important to research trends but, in my opinion you should always choose what works with your aesthetic and vision.|
|Simone's Rose - Fall fabric selections|
So that's how its done ladies and gentlemen... I'm already onto my Spring 2012 collection now and super excited about the inspiration for this one. Fresh and pretty, I'm looking forward to sharing that collection with you come Spring!