"Strong, gentle, elegant, graceful, and beautiful. Those words that describe elephants are also synonymous with our label. We take inspiration from their kindness and wisdom to produce sustainable fashion for a world we must share with these magnificent animals and the natural world" it's how briefly Gabriela Popa, the founder of Gabriela Rose describes the elephants and inspiration behind the creation. The image below was the printed lining used inside the two piece silk suite.
This ivory suite was designed for Spring / Summer 2018 as part of Elephantasia project for Fashion For Conservation. It was also featured in British Vogue Magazine.
FASHION FOR CONSERVATION DEBUTED ITS ELEPHANT-INSPIRED CATWALK EXHIBITION AT LONDON FASHION WEEK TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE ELEPHANT POACHING CRISIS
Elephant silhouettes rocked the runway during London Fashion Week, as Fashion for Conservation presented their Elephantasia campaign raising awareness and funds for African elephants.
Twenty-four international designers featured couture pieces created to encourage guests to engage in conservation and make conscious fashion choices. Intricate elephant shapes sewn in gold on silk by Kromagnon, white silk double-breasted evening pantsuit featuring elephant-painted lining by Gabriela Rose, voluminous grey coats by Amin Phillips and Autonomous, colorful elephant print dresses by Tatiana Shebelnik, and a robust royal empire jumpsuit by Annafora graced the runway. Closing the show was a stunning oversized couture piece of muted green strands with a mesh underlay by Rene Garza of Re.ne(w). To accessorize the collection, C.Nicol showed off whimsical vegan backpacks made from pineapple husk, and Ashanti Renee showcased an array of intricately beaded tribal jewelry made by women in Africa. Others included
Free Mind, Gypset Girl, Dawnamatrix, J. Von Stratton, Meredith Allen, AS Fashion Ibiza, Shriti Pratap, Ivory Ella, NO VOICE and Prophetik.