Help bring Villette's Fall 2012 Collection - Dahlia - to life for Charleston Fashion week.
Villette is the name of a fictional town in a possibly long forgotten piece of literature. Villette is an adventure for all who go there; it’s where our clothes live. We like to think of them as clothes that take you to another place or time, while standing right where you are.
Clothes are in and of themselves stories - stories of wearers, of makers, of growers. Our collections are stories - closets of the people of Villette. We tell them to ourselves and the clothes start to fill things in. Each season starts with a girl, and the story goes from there. We watch where she goes, and what she does, and then we create her closet.
In September, we presented our first collection. Spring 2012 was all about Eloise. She was an early riser - up at dawn because that was the prettiest part of the day. She was in a garden ambling around in exquisite shoes. We debuted Spring 2012 at SPARKcon, a "creative potluck" in Raleigh. After a successful showing with Spring 2012, we were selected to participate in Charleston Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer Competition, and our next collection began.
Photographs by David Millsaps, New Raleigh
For Fall 2012, Villette presents the Dahlia collection. Elegant with an edge, she’s distant but approachable. Wandering an all but empty museum, the even daylight flooding the gallery sets off her bold unencumbered look. She sits on a leather tufted bench, waiting with an air of nonchalance for something to find her. Full of stark lines and subtle tones, Fall 2012 gives a nod to Modernist architecture, while paying tribute to eras of old for a unique mix of silhouettes. Dahlia comes to life in creams, blushes, and blues.
For Dahlia to really come to life, though, we need your help. We can’t make a closet without any clothes. And, for clothes, you need fabric, thread, and zippers... and more fabric. With your donations, we can get all these things!... and you can get some pretty great stuff too - take a look to your right. We have grand visions for the town of Villette and we'd like you to be a part of it.
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A signed and dated 8x10 high quality photographic print from our Fall 2012 Runway Show at Charleston Fashion Week. (the energy and excitement of our show captured in 80 square inches - and you helped us get there!)Estimated delivery:
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Our namesake hard bound novel by Charlotte Bronte with a hand-drawn signed illustration on the cover - no two alike. (can you hear the “I want THAT” when you pull this baby out for your next book club meeting?)Estimated delivery:
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A Silk Charmeuse square woven scarf with an exclusive print designed for our Fall 2012 collection. (imagine us giving you a “thank you” hug every time you wear it - that’s not creepy! wait, is it creepy?)Estimated delivery:
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