In today's culture we are bombarded with messages that try to redefine who we are as women, but the truth of our identity remains the same as it was spoken in creation.
We were created in the image of God. Created to reflect His beauty, His grace, His power, His authority, His strength, His love. We are chosen daughters of the most high, called for such a time as this. Stand boldly in your identity, stand boldly in truth.
The design inspiration for this collection was birth from a mission trip to Haiti. During our strategic village time, we would visit people in the community and share the love of Jesus. What stuck out to me the most were the women we met in the villages. They were dealing with hardships you wouldn't believe, but despite their affliction, they exuded such strength and fierce femininity. This really spoke to me about how God created women so dynamically. We have the ability to be soft, nurturing, and gentle - yet by grace, so strong and able to endure and overcome anything that comes our way.
We wanted to play off of this juxtaposition by combining feminine details with masculine cuts, like menswear inspired pants to symbolize strength, paired with a waist tie to show the contrast.
One of my personal favorites from this season is the Abigail Jumpsuit, which was crafted from our best selling Shalom Jumpsuit from SS17. The Shalom did so well that we wanted to recreate something similar that you could take into Autumn/Winter. The vibrant vermillion color way is symbolic of that boldness and power that we have through Christ.
My hope for this season is that women would be empowered by discovering their true identity in Christ, and walk in the wholeness He died for us to have. And one last thing - would you join me in praying for our brothers and sisters facing extreme poverty like the woman pictured above? That despite their present circumstances, God will always be their source of strength and wholeness.