CHAPTER 1: HUMAN NATURE
Spring | Summer 2012
Within my heart there burns a constant flame.
It is within our nature to conform. Or rebel.
To defend. Or surrender.
To love or withhold.
To control or resist another’s.
To deny or concede.
To do or not do.
To seek acceptance, acknowledgement and approval, whilst denying we care. To defend ourselves and our pride, as warriors, whilst being careful to not expose our vulnerable inner world for fear of judgment, ridicule or being seen as ‘less than’.
These inner battles are all games of the mind.
Suppose we switch our point of reference to our heart?
To go within and ask our heart for guidance; what feels right, in any given moment? We might reach such a state of calm and recognition. With that recognition may come peace and an unimaginable sense of knowing.
Our complicated, often frenzied lives see us juggling the needs, demands and expectations of the people around us, whilst compromising our own. Most of us have several different personas that we present to the different people in our lives, depending on what’s required in that moment to achieve the desired response. In addition, we are often impacted by the reactions of those people and situations upsetting our moments of peace, causing irrational responses and defenses and complete exhaustion!
And we put up shields of protection.
Our Spring/Summer 2012 collection has been designed to show just that: how we express our chosen persona in any given moment. From a steel suit of armour encasing a seemingly vulnerable, fragile woman within. To a calm, peaceful exterior enrobing a calm inner, which is not plagued by doubt, worry, and negative thoughts. To a beautifully carved filigree cocoon — is she protected or encaged? And yet, when you delve beneath those layers to the core, there is only the self and the heart — naked in Truth.
We invite you to connect with your heart and discover just how powerful and unique you truly are.