Chapter Ten “A Beautiful Life” the story turns to the deeply personal with designer Marina Davis drawing from her own Russian heritage and her Mother’s migrant journey from Harbin Manchuria China to Aotearoa in a celebration of both origin and present.
Davis’ family history appears subtly throughout the collection in the naming of prints and colourways. A sheer silk georgette with a poppy print hints at Russian folk art, while vibrant chilli reds — the colour of luck, vitality and beauty in China, give nod to her ancestors’ adopted home.
Though inspired by a personal story, Chapter Ten is an immensely wearable collection with each piece thoughtfully designed and carefully locally made to become a wardrobe staple for seasons to come. It is an ode to tenacity community and the pursuit of a beautiful life.