The Renewal Collection | S/S 19
I am excited to launch my new collection for Spring/Summer 2019! This collection features full gowns, bold colors, trendsetting men’s fashion and, of course, culture. Designing this season has been so fun and has left me excited about what is to come! Without further ado, let’s jump into the inspiration behind this collection;
The inspiration behind this season comes directly from, if you can believe it, a book in the Bible! In the book of Romans chapter 12 Paul continues his letter to the believers of Rome. He has been telling them of the righteousness of God and it is in this chapter where “The Renewal Collection” is birthed.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
From here, I saw what our glorified selves would look like once we have reached perfection. Once our sanctification has completed we will be light and airy, trusting God with all things. Our minds will be completely renewed and at peace!
Some key elements of this collection include flow, freshness, bold color, and light. I have also incorporated textiles that I thought best associated with these feelings. From here, I started thinking of what kind of places made me feel at peace and one with God. My original place of inspiration was an open field. A place where you could breath in the refreshing breeze. God definitely had other plans. We will get more into that once we go behind the scenes!
From this inspiration, manifested my spring/summer 19 collection “The Renewal”.
Behind The Scenes
As you read previously, I had a whole different vision for the location of the shoot. My photographer and I planned to shoot outdoors and planned for it to sunny with clear skies! But God had another plan.
We arrived onset as scheduled but it started raining lightly. We thought we could wait it out. Unfortunately, it only got worse! I am internally freaking out but my photographer was the calm in the storm. As we were discussing our options and walking around the building, we realized we had the perfect location where we are at! The building that his studio is in is being remodeled and I thought to myself, what better way to show transformation than a the set being transformed itself!
God definitely had his way with this editorial photoshoot and created it better than I could have imagined!
The Renewal Collection
I present “The Renewal Collection : S/S 19” !
Team Work Makes The Dream Work
Kyrie Eleison Couture: @kyrieeleisoncouture
Steven Green: @StevengPhotography_
Dieynaba Diop: @bellefulani
Mary Grace: @dagirlmary
Jay Maxwell: @imjaymaxwell
Max MacDonald: @maxmacdonald
Mickey Gonzalez: @themickeyg