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Eliza Faulkner Proves That Exotic & Sophisticated Can Co-Exist

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The S14 collection of Vancouver Island designer, Eliza Faulkner had her traveling back with a Hawaiian princess to boarding school, where the uniform is much more exotic and exposed.

“For this I was researching Princess Ka'iulani who was a Hawaiian princess that was sent to boarding school in England in 1889. I was drawn to the images of this very exotic looking woman dressed in Victorian clothing” says the Central St Martin educated designer. Much like the Victorian age, the designs are simple with clean lines and low hemlines, but this modest style sensibility is made current with crops and exposed midriffs, an unexpected combination.

The use of graphic shapes and colors inspired by the Bauhaus movement can also be felt throughout the line. Appropriately placed pleats and clean lines add sophistication to classic silhouettes and sporty chic styles. The designer used ethically sourced, high quality linen fibers from Austria, resulting in an extremely elegant look and feel to each piece. Faulkner says, “The fabrics are from Austria so there is almost a "Sound of Music" vibe going on with the fabrics and the overall look -­‐ this wasn't intentional but the collection took on a life of its own.”



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