MY QUEST FOR NOSTALGIC LUXURY!

HI THERE! I’M SOLANGE, A KNITTING ADDICT WHO’S NOT AFRAID TO ADMIT IT. IT ALL STARTED WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL AND I SAW MY GRANDMOTHER MITTEKE AND MY MUM VERA PRODUCE THE MOST EXQUISITE PIECES FROM JUST WOOL, FABRIC AND THREAD. I GUESS THEIR PASSION WAS INFECTIOUS, BECAUSE SUDDENLY I FOUND MYSELF CREATING MY OWN KNITWEAR, WHICH FRIENDS AND FAMILY WORE WITH PRIDE.

SO THEN I STARTED TO WONDER: ARE MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND I THE ONLY ONES WHO CRAVE HANDMADE QUALITY FROM THE PAST? OR IS THIS QUEST FOR NOSTALGIC LUXURY SOMETHING WE HAVE IN COMMON WITH OTHERS? BEFORE I KNEW IT, MY BELOVED HOBBY TURNED INTO A SAMPLE COLLECTION THAT I LAUNCHED UNDER THE ‘SCARVES & STUFF BY SOLANGE’ LABEL. 

THROUGH THIS LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION I GET TO SHARE A PASSION OF GENERATIONS WITH EVERYONE WHO, LIKE ME, GETS EXCITED OVER A PIECE OF FASHIONABLE, QUALITATIVE KNITWEAR. THAT’S MY MISSION: TO UNEARTH PEOPLE’S DESIRE FOR AN ERA WITHOUT MASS PRODUCTION BY SHOWING THEM THAT HANDMADE TECHNIQUES COMBINED WITH 21ST CENTURY DESIGN MAKE FOR QUALITY, LUXURIOUS KNITWEAR.

THAT’S WHY I ONLY USE SUPERIOR SOFT QUALITY THREADS: MOHAIR, 100% MERINO WOOL, BABY ALPACA FROM PERU AND QUALITY SYNTHETIC HIGH-QUALITY THREADS. COMBINING THIS QUALITY WITH CONTEMPORARY COLOURS AND DESIGNS RESULTS IN A STYLISH EDGE.

EVERYTHING I DESIGN IS MADE BY HAND. THAT MEANS EVERYTHING IS UNIQUE BUT ALSO MEANS I SPEND QUITE A FEW HOURS (OR DAYS!) IN EUROPEAN FASHION CITY ANTWERP ON EACH PIECE. WHETHER IT’S A SCARF, A HAT, MITTENS, A CARDIGAN OR EVEN A BEANBAG, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME AND MY KNITTING NEEDLES SPENDING A LOT OF QUALITY TIME TOGETHER. WHAT IS MY PASSION HAS BECOME MY LIFE. ‘SCARVES AND STUFF BY SOLANGE’ IS A TRIBUTE TO MY DARLING SOURCES OF INSPIRATION: MY GRANDMOTHER AND MY MOM. THEY ARE THE WOMEN WHO FUELLED THIS, AND NOW IT’S MY TURN TO SHARE OUR PASSION WITH YOU.