We met up with Clements Ribeiro to find out more about the Swan Collection:
With the launch of the collection, what should Evans' ladies be getting excited about? They should be expecting great dresses in fabulous prints. Feminine and confident, our pieces for Evans should really pep-up any wardrobe. They will also be great investment pieces as lots of the dresses will make perfect party pieces.
Can you describe the collection in three words? Fun, colourful and modern.
What type of garments can we expect? And what about colours and fabric? We thought a lot about the four body shapes and comfort but with the purpose of infusing the pieces with glamour, fun and a touch of luxury. We chose a variety of great fabrics to bring out the best of our 40s and pop-inspired prints.
What and who has inspired the range? Adele has been our muse. We have been dressing her regularly since creating dresses for her Vogue cover. Adele is a die-hard fan of black as far as public appearances go but she loves print and colour when off duty. Vintage clothing was also an important source of inspiration. Many stylish women look to vintage clothing for special pieces.
What have you enjoyed most about designing this collection with Evans? The fantastic opportunity to develop this range. We’ve also learnt a lot, which has been very exciting. The Evans team is very committed and encouraging – they were an inspiration too.
Where would you like to see the plus-size fashion market in two years time? We’d love to see the market on a much higher fashion plane – we want plus-sized clothes on the high fashion radar.
Can you give us any styling suggestions to finish the Clements Ribeiro for Evans look? Great colourful scarves and shoes finished with fabulous glossy gloves.
Is the collection suitable for women of all ages? Most definitely! Style is ageless.