From Akris to Zimmerman, this season’s fashion shows tugged on a common thread with their spring collections. When describing their inspiration and the looks they designed, the great fashion houses echoed a longing for humanity in the post-pandemic era. Alexander McQueen’s creative director said their spring collection “is about searching for humanity and human connection,” while Akris described their designs as “a re-beginning, an incentive to pause, a point in which everything can reappear or renew itself.”
Stella McCartney, Chanel and Raf Simmons – among countless others – also mentioned the passage of time in their fashion show notes. They talked about how their spring collections represent moments in time, the importance of pausing, and choosing who we become. The pandemic gave each of us the opportunity to explore our humanity in new ways, and evident in each spring collection is the designer’s response to these existential questions.
Here at Passion Lilie, themes of humanity and time are intrinsic to our designs. Our brand is built upon caring for people, the traditions they’ve carried through centuries, and the natural world that gives us life. Read on for sneak peeks of our spring collection and the inspiration behind this year’s colors and designs.
When creating Passion Lilie’s spring collection, designer Katie Schmidt was inspired by the colors of her local surroundings in vibrant New Orleans and the outside world. You’ll find blues in sky hues, and oranges, lavenders, and aquas that reflect the Caribbean influences coloring the historic New Orleans French Quarter.
Our Shaila Pants and Skyline top, dress and men’s shirt are made in tranquil blues. Evoking the sensations of sea and sky, our spring collection is peaceful and pretty. Add these pieces to your closet for days when you need to feel a sense of serenity.
Giving the people what they want – more floral designs! Florals have been a big part of Passion Lilie designs from the very beginning. Few things celebrate the link between humanity and nature like a pretty floral design, and our spring collection is full of beautiful options. In recent years, Passion Lilie has focused more on geometric patterns, but we’ve heard the many requests for more florals this year and decided to give you both!
Do you prefer retro floral prints or modern ones? More of a lavender gal or do earth tones suit you better? Whatever your preferences, Passion Lilie has you covered. If florals aren’t your thing, our spring collection includes plenty of stripes and geometric options as well.
You can’t go wrong with a geometric print in a classic silhouette. Interesting colors and patterns bring a fresh take to timeless designs, giving you clothes that are functional, flattering, AND gorgeous.
Ikat prints are another way Passion Lilie honors time and tradition through a centuries-old craft of dyeing and weaving. Due to the care and attention to detail required by the process, each ikat print is truly one of a kind. The result of this craft is fun, trendy fabrics that can be used for a wide variety of clothing for all bodies and preferences.
Each Passion Lilie garment is made by hand in India using ancient methods and the purest materials. When you wear your beautiful ikat and hand block printed clothes, we hope you feel the bonds between humans around the world, between ancient traditions and modern style.
We love a stripe for the classic, clean look – but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Passion Lilie’s spring collection includes stripes that are fun AND functional. Perfect for a business meeting or a brunch date, these pieces will never go out of style.
Ultra-flattering wrap dresses and tops. Shirts with buttons, bows and fun back details. Throw-on-and-go dresses. Pants, skirts, and shorts for all occasions. Each piece is designed with keen attention to the details that make clothing fit well and withstand time, trends, and lots of wear. The spring collection has everything you need for warmer days ahead.
Our men’s shirts are some of Passion Lilie’s biggest hits, and our spring collection designs will not disappoint! If you need a gift for Easter or Father’s Day, look no further than one of our new button downs. They’re perfect for a day at the ballpark, a festival, date night and anything in between. Our shirts feature tapering at the waist with a straight and narrow profile and a broader fit in the shoulders for the ideal fit.
We hope you love our spring collection as much as we do, and that you cherish your Passion Lilie pieces! Each garment holds a story that begins with the farmer who grows fibers in the earth. A designer in New Orleans and a small group of artisans in India use those fibers to turn ideas into beautiful clothes that you can wear proudly, knowing that they are part of a rich tradition and fair trade practices that value humanity and our planet above all.