Being involved in the world of fashion and beauty, I see a lot of trends come and go. Not much in this industry is concrete, styles are constantly changing and fashion has become a bit of a waste. Far too often I see goods that are lacking in depth, decent construction and honest creativity. Instead of taking the time to appreciate the art of garment construction and the craftsmanship behind a piece, fashion has become disposable. While I will admit I love a good Forever 21 spree, I personally feel the need to take a step back and think about where my clothing comes from. I have reached a point in my life where I want to spend my money on handmade goods with a story and substance. I want to celebrate the art of fashion, garment design and most importantly the artist themselves. It was this state of mind that led me to fall in complete love and obsession with Volver Designs.
I originally discovered Volver during Hamilton Fashion Week and instantly knew I needed a piece or two in my fall wardrobe. I reached out to the beautiful designer, Rosa Patriquin, and was thrilled when we decided to team up for the lookbook and release of the Volver Autumn/Winter 2014 collection!
Volver is the epitome of a piece of fashionable art, something you can wear that will never go out of style, something that displays the hard work and imagination that can go into a piece of clothing.Volver is a collection of entirely handmade knitwear for the modern woman who has an appreciation for design and for making a statement. The collection is full of options for every wardrobe, ranging from scarves and hoods to full capes and ponchos and each piece is made to order with high quality yarn and accents of leather and metal. Volver is clearly influenced by Rosa’s years working in theatre and costume design with a deep thread of Medieval aesthetic running through her garments and of course the Game of Thrones inspired names. The combination of this medieval influence, different textures and medias make Volver stand out from the vast world of cold weather accessories and all of the Volver pieces are created with so much thought and care that you just can’t imagine buying a scarf for Forever 21 ever again. They are all beautifully made with intricate patterns in the crochet and impeccable stitching on the leather accents. Volver shows dedication to a craft and quality that you will never be able to find in a mass market store.
Volver Designs gives me hope to a more widespread appreciation for handmade goods in the fashion industry. It is truly breathtaking to see the time and care that goes into each individual piece and I cannot wait until I have my order in my hands! I want to say a huge thank you to Rosa Patriquin for sharing her absolutely stunning collection with me and I truly think she will have incredible success with Volver. As well as a massive thank you to the beautiful models, Kathryn, Danielle and Teagan! If you would like to order your own handmade Volver piece then please contact Rosa on the Volver Designs Facebook or by email.