Happy almost Friday Lizteners,
I am very excited to share this post with you as it is a collaboration with Luxembourg’s first prêt-à-porter brand called ‘Yileste‘. I’ve had the pleasure to work with them in the past as a Sales and Marketing intern, which gave me an inside look of what was going on behind the scenes of a fashion brand. I learned so much in the two months that I was there from researching the market, pattern design, product development, supply chain management to what needs to be done on the wholesale and retail side in order to make the business successful. I also got to do a little write-up on their Fall/Winter 2016 collection, which got published in a national lifestyle magazine called Luxuriant. If you haven’t already read it, make sure to either do so on Luxuriant’s site or on Yileste FB page (here), because it will go more in depth about not only the company’s values, but also about the inspiration behind the creation of the collection.
Stephanie Comes, head designer at Yileste is famous for her in-house designed prints that vary each season. The company also values fair production standards hence all of their products are proudly made in the EU, which is something that I appreciate from a customer point of view. If you’re still out there blindly purchasing fast fashion garments without looking at the country of origin, I beg you, please just educate yourself (Documentary to watch: The True Cost) on the damage that you might be creating by investing your money in these clothes. It’s important that we recognize our social responsibility as Western countries to do better each day by making smart decisions. Anyways, that’s one big reason why I applaud Yileste. Another big one is that they only choose the best possible fabrics for the creation of their garments. I own a couple of their products now and every time I put something from them on, it feels like second skin, which again is something that I value tremendously as a customer and fashion enthusiast.
So onto my outfit: I usually base my looks around the pants that I am wearing. It comes as no surprise that I love culottes so here I paired these Karl Benjamin inspired printed pants with a white blouse that is slightly cropped. I cannot tell you how convenient that is, because you don’t have to tuck it into your pants or skirts in order to make your outfit pop. I therefore give the length of this shirt a solid A+. I finished the look off with this petrol-colored, high-low knit sweater that has a dropped sleeve, which happens to be very on trend this season and is predicted to stay on trend for Fall 2017. Because I wanted to really let the pants shine, I kept my accessories simple and all black. However, I do need some type of shine in my life (just because..don’t judge people) so I put on this gold bangle and my favorite pair of mirrored sunnies.
If you guys haven’t already, make sure to check out Yileste online or pay them a visit at their store in Luxembourg City.
Much love from me to you – Liz
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