This collection is where we begin to step into winter looks, with warm layering pieces and vibrant autumn colours at the forefront. We have added lace, silk, and shirring details, with elements of paisley and the gorgeous batik effect on the Cleo print. With feminine components inspired by the Belle Époque era of France, this collection is bright, warming, and playful.
Introducing the colourful Cleo print, with jewel-tone floral motifs curling through a batik base. The print is inspired by the French danser Cléo de Mérode, a 19th century style icon of the Belle Époque era. Known for adding glamour to her key looks, Cléo’s penchant for fun, feminine detail inspired the playful nature of the collection. The key pieces featuring the print are the Cleo Mix Print Dress, Cleo Print Blouse, and Cleo Print Jersey Top.
The Cleo Mix Print Dress is a relaxed and colourful option for any occasion. The Cleo Print Jersey Top can be dressed up or down by adding a dark denim Bengajean®, with your choice of Manon Rollie boot for either outfit. Take the look from day into night by adding the Wool Fedora Hat and Knitted Gilet in oxford blue. Play with the look and style it your way!
The Belle Époque era was a gloriously extravagant era in pre-war France, where hedonism ruled and high society threw caution to the wind. Literally translated as ‘the beautiful age’, it was considered a golden time of frivolous living. Material possessions were abundant and mass entertainment came alive, inciting modern performances at the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère cabaret hall where Cléo de Mérode performed.
Made from a dreamy silk fabrication, the Velvet Burnout Blouse features blouson sleeves and miniature noir et blanc spots in a burnout-style velvet. For simple evening wear or an elegant day look, pair it with a Black Bengajean® and our scalloped Alice Black Sling Backs, exclusive to Blue Illusion.
The new Ribbed Cotton Knit is made from 100% organic cotton, in a warm and sunny dandelion couleur. A classic shape in a new fabrication, pair it with the new Bengajean® Skinny Leg Cord, made from a soft mini corduroy in a velvety oxford blue. Finish the look with our Decorative Vase Silk Scarf and our new Manon Tan Rollie boots for a blooming, autumnal look.
“Blue is beyond dimensions!”- French artist, Yves Klein.
Our vibrant Wool Popcorn Jumper is luxuriously soft, matching with a white Bengajean® to truly make the colour shine. A cosy option for the cooler months, it’s made from 100% merino wool with a “popcorn” stitch through the front and rear. For a colour contrast add the new Leopard and Leaf Silk Scarf, completing the look with our brand new Jeanne Rollie’s in denim blue.