The Casual Gown For the Destination Bound
Collaboration: Shannon Dixon & DE LA FÉ
A new resort collection by De La Fé will start taking orders this June. Designed in New York, and sewn in Lima, Peru, these travel inspired pieces will seriously make you want to book a flight to a European beach.
This collection, founded and designed by Peruvian native Vanessa Barrantes, was inspired by the nature she saw in her travels. She describes how the beauty and many cultures she experienced, whether it was in Corsica or Tunisia, influenced her to design pieces that integrated nature's powerful aesthetic. Vanessa tells us, "I was so inspired by the shapes and colors I saw around me– in the waves of the ocean and the rock formations in Corsica. I really wanted to incorporate that into the design of this resort collection."
Together with her simple and feminine designs, De La Fé strives to create pieces that are easy to pack for traveling. Her high end cotton and silk pieces were constructed to look beachy and cringly so it's easy to roll up in a small suitcaseand sail away to Italy.
"I was so inspired by the shapes and colors I saw around me– in the waves of the ocean and the rock formations in Corsica. I really wanted to incorporate that into the design of this resort collection" - Vanessa Barrantes
Looking at each piece, it is easy to see the attention to detail and her worldly inspiration. The above picture of the Marmara Backless Blouse was named after the sea of Marmara in Turkey and inspired by the beach's many shells and textures. Other pieces were inspired and designed to emulate the light, flowly air of Sri Lanka.
Vanessa's resort collection will be available online mid June, with pieces running retail at about $350 to $550. Each dress or blouse will be made-to-order in about two to three weeks, meaning it will be handmade at your purchase to ensure each piece is of the best quality, and that it is environmentally and socially conscious.
De La Fé and the designer, Vanessa Barrantes, is one of the first companies to integrate natural design with apparel. There is definitely more to come from this talented designer and world traveler.