As we go about our daily lives, we have a choice that permeates through all areas of the pyramid of life: from home to work to relationships. Every action and thought results in an experience. Therefore, why not make a positive change by having a positive mental attitude. Why not start with developing a positive attitude toward how we choose to build our wardrobe?
At Arlette Lee, we strongly agree with Dame Vivienne Westwood’s statement at London Fashion Week show last September. She said, “Everybody’s buying far too many clothes”. Mass production of cheap, poor quality garments leads to a society that wears disposable fashion with no intrinsic value, thereby losing all respect for traditional skills that have been passed on through the generations. Today, smaller luxury brands, like Apoccas and Arlette Lee, are crossing boundaries to produce quality handmade heirlooms by collaborating with artisan communities. We are change makers who are preserving these skills with style and we invite you to be part of this evolution.
Arlette Lee set up as a business with a belief that by bringing our version of the contemporary Ruana, to the luxury fashion market, we would be able to go back to nature by working with artisans in Peru to create fantastic one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces that would serve as an investment piece for years to come. The Arlette Lee brand makes timeless, ‘feel good’ wardrobe staples whilst advocating traditional craftsmanship. When consumption habits shift to “less is more”, consumers then begin to understand the power of investment dressing and why it beats buying poor quality clothes “off the rack”.
We all have a choice. Luxury fashion lies in the hands of the consumer who makes a conscious decision to buy less and in the same turn, to buy better. It is time to make a positive change and it is possible with a positive mental attitude.
As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Impossible means I’m possible”