“Last season I shared my love of family and our Italian roots. In this new season, I drew inspiration from my formative years and the integral cities from around the world that have nurtured my growth as a designer.
Join me as I look to my childhood in Buenos Aires, reflect on my time studying couture in Paris, and see how I discovered opulence in Dubai. This season’s collections are a glimpse into my fantasy world from my explorative years and discover how my travels led me to collect the skills I have spent my career trying to perfect.” – Ines Di Santo
INES DI SANTO – ‘Post Cards from Ines’
Buenos Aires – is known for its vibrant night life and that zest for celebration has always captivated Ines’ attention! Ines loved watching the Tango dancers in their costumes, it taught her about movement and fashion. The full skirts floating effortlessly with each twirl, showing the confidence of the women in their element. These experiences led her to be whimsical in her approach to life and it is something you can see in her collections today. She was truly a free spirit when growing up in her beloved and colorful Argentina.
Paris – Studying couture in Paris as a young woman was when Ines’ passion became disciplined with formal training. The sense of freedom she brought from Buenos Aires was being challenged with studies in intricate construction and play on proportion. It was during this time she realized she had talent and a unique point of view. She began to dream of creating her own brand and she truly believes the foundation of Ines Di Santo was formed during her time here.
Dubai – Ines loved traveling to Dubai in the early days of her career to work on beading and embellishments. She was always struck by the overall opulence of everything and inspired by the blend of traditionally ornate and modern architecture. This moved her to create clean and modern silhouettes embellished with crystal beaded details. Her love of beading is something she continues to explore and expand on every season.
INES BY INES DI SANTO – ‘Wonderland’
Throughout her world travels Ines was curious, absorbing everything that she was experiencing. Looking back on earlier days, it was more like he was living in a dream, totally lost in a new world. With this collection she tried to recreate the mischievous sense of wonder she experienced and approached the gowns with the same carefree sense of playfulness she feels when revisiting those memories. Ines hopes you’ll find yourself transported to her “Wonderland” the same way she got lost in the process of creating it.
See the whole collections at www.inesdisanto.com