It's that time of the year again. Pumpkin Spice lattes are filling cups and Instagram, trees are turning all shades of reds, the air is crisp, and everyone is back to their hustle with renewed energy. Fall is beautiful and so inspiring, and it's also the return of warm knitwear and layering!
When designing our newest collection, I was deeply influenced by New Wave cinema. I couldn't get the great 1960s heroines out of my head, Jean Seberg, Jeanne Moreau, Anna Karina, Agnes Varda. Strong women who paved the way, they defined what it meant to embrace feminine intelligence, to be a woman, an artist, a businesswoman, a lover, a mother, a mentor... They portrayed complex women who were independent and fearless. They are such a vivid inspiration from a style perspective as well. They were seductive, comfortable in their own skin, showing as much and as little as they wanted to, and always in control.
Jeanne Moreau in one of her most celebrated roles in Francois Truffaut Jules Et Jim
For this collection, I explored classic shapes and designs and brought our 21st-century twist to them — cable-knits in bright colors, Fair Isle styles with asymmetrical designs, body-hugging silhouettes with oversized sleeves. I also wanted to focus on details that highlight the craftsmanship of INEXCLSV, like hand-stitching features and contrasting piping.
Fine-tuning these designs felt like building the ultimate knitwear wardrobe. I wanted pieces that would compliment any body type, any generation, and any complexion. I also made sure they would work with your favorite jeans and skirts. But the best thing about this collection is that just like an Agnes Varda movie, it has a feminine and confident personality, yet it is timeless and essential.