GINLEE Studio Spring/Summer 2020 | Take Root
“It is in the roots, not the branches, that a tree’s greatest strength lies.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
The ultimate strength of a tree, so tall and mighty, lies buried beneath the earth. Quiet and unassuming, its roots toil tirelessly to weather the unrelenting forces of nature – Torrential downpours, to turbulent winds. But no matter the change in season, the power in its roots will make sure the mighty tree stands tall again today.
As we delve deeper into our definition of ethnicity, we are taken back to our roots, picking apart wardrobe classics we’ve come to know. From manipulating fabrics to create pin-tucks mimicking ribbings on the waist, to paying homage to Israel’s national bird, the Hoopoe, by introducing embroidery back into our collection again. The classic Mandarin collar is given a new lease of life by exaggerating its texture with our signature pleats but still maintains a sense of regality. This collection is a celebration of our intertwined roots.
As the tree sways ever so slightly in the wind, a soft gentle breeze whispers, “We’re rooting for you.”
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