The BelleVille Collection
The core of this collection is based on the experience of the Congolese people group known as the Sapeurs. These people are frequently spotted strutting down dusty, war torn streets radiating peace, confidence and hope. The clothing of the Sapeurs’ is surprisingly bright and colourful, bringing laughter, joy and strength against the otherwise dark spectre of conflict that looms over the nation. The almost accidental juxtaposition of style and elements reflects the joyous eccentricity of the Sapeurs and was a large part of the inspiration for the entire range which debuted at L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. This collection is Karen Yang’s editorial and VIP collection.