Feminine, thoughtful and nostalgic, Sara Tamimi’s collection is a truly confident rebuttal to throwaway fashion. Created to last a lifetime, and inspired by her mother’s vintage closet, the collection is contemporary, elegant, ecological and artisanal. It’s a spectacularly beautiful ode to sustainable living and wearable luxury.
Proving sustainability and luxury are compatible, every piece is purposeful and important: an ankle-grazing dress in ethically-dyed mulberry silk features a pin-tucked bodice; a black suit marries a strong-shouldered, puffed-sleeve jacket with refined, high-waisted flares; and a long boucle coat combines statement sleeves with a dramatic lapel. The more daring experiments with tailoring demand a double take too, including the structured-but-playful cropped jacket, fashioned from cruelty-free Ahimsa Silk.
Taking real action towards sustainable fashion, state-of-the-art fabrics feature throughout the collection – including innovative rose-petal satin, Global Organic Textile Standard silk and 100% Oeko-Tex ponti. Alongside ethically sourced Egyptian cotton and vegan leather, even the buttons are thoughtfully made – crafted from an alloy that does not produce any waste, and coated in a smart eco-plating that uses minimal water.
Designed for contemporary living, almost every look captures the duality of the modern woman – effortlessly juxtaposing the feminine with the powerful. A vegan leather top and skirt feature fringed strips designed to complement the natural curves of a woman’s body, but also call to mind ancient leather armour. Elsewhere, double-knit leggings with crisscrossed lace detail blur the line between ballerina and warrior.
Continuing to push boundaries, Sara Tamimi’s second collection ventures into accessories – with the introduction of shoes and belts. Peep-toe mules are expertly made from a slew of pioneering materials, including sustainably grown vegan cactus leather. Meanwhile, chunky belts are constructed from salmon skin, a natural by-product of the fishing industry.
Unconsciously elegant and consciously ecological, Sara Tamimi’s ‘Chapter 2’ collection exudes a quiet confidence. A contemporary and relevant expression of the modern woman; it puts style and sustainability hand in hand.
Sara Tamimi’s ‘Chapter 2’ collection will be available online at www.saratamimi.com