Female icons

Each and every day, Nathalie Vleeschouwer allows herself to be inspired not only by the women surrounding her, but also by style icons like the two unconventional women that served as the inspiration for the new summer collection.

Jackie Kennedy’s street style when she appeared off-duty was always unaffected, yet very stylish. She was one of the first women to wear trousers, a relatively new item of clothing in women’s wardrobes at that time. This made her a figurehead for active women who lead their own lives, for whom clothing should not only be beautiful but also functional: entirely in line with the vision of Nathalie Vleeschouwer.

Brigitte Bardot’s style of clothing was also a source of inspiration. The pink gingham wedding dress worn by Brigitte Bardot surprised friend and foe alike in 1959. Still, this was a logical choice for a gingham lover like Bardot, and reflected her everyday style. It remains an iconic wedding dress. As a fan of prints and patterns, Nathalie Vleeschouwer is also an advocate of consistently sticking to your own style, without changing it or wearing something to a big party or for a momentous occasion you would otherwise never put on. After all, you will derive so much more enjoyment from a party outfit if you can keep wearing it without drawing more attention to yourself than you want. The blue checked jumpsuit in the new collection is completely party-proof, and makes a clear reference to Bardot’s wedding outfit.

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