Astille collections always begin with a theme and a story behind them. We like the clothes to tell a story, and we design with this in mind. Moodboards convey the ambience, the colours and the textures. From there we choose the fabrics to fit the designs.
A lot of love goes into creating the garments, from the dyeing, looming and weaving of the beautiful linens, to the painstaking placement of the embroidered, jewelled and appliqued crucifix. The fabric textures, colours and details all represent aspects of the design theme: Joanne of Arc, designed with French sensibility in mind.
We have used burnished rivets representative of artillery on some styles and on the leather accessories, to incorporate the theme in an incredibly authentic, but refined and elegant way.