Chrysalis Collection: Yin/Yang is Here
Introducing our new 2020 collection Chrysalis. New cropped styles, natural colors, and transeasonal by design. This collection is an artistic take on the capsule wardrobe, featuring 8 staple pieces made to stand out AND pair well with the rest of your closet. Created with care, the Chrysalis collection is intended to be wearable art of heirloom quality, sustainably designed from start to finish. As always, each garment is inclusively sized and made to flatter all body types.
We'll be rolling our 2020 Chrysalis Collection over the coming weeks with color drops, the first being Yin-Yang (black + white). Naming the collection "Chrysalis" seemed fitting as the name itself translates to the theme of transformation, which sits at the core of everything we do at Soul Studio. Silk worms undergo their own transformative process in their lifecycle– the "Chrysalis" stage acting as the transition period between the caterpillar and the moth. We transform plant matter into dye for all of our silk garments, giving the withering plants and flowers long-lasting, tangible purpose. The essence of the plant matter allows us to create one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces that keep us feeling connected to nature every time we wear them. Thus, transforming the way we perceive clothing and it's value, by acknowledging how clothing can can begin to shape us from within.
August 19th 2020 / Yin-Yang is Here
Our Yin-Yang release is a naturally dyed take on the classic black and white color palette, highlighting the importance of balance in our everyday lives.
As a brand that is hyper-focused on color, we thought it was important to start by juxtaposing the absence and presence of color, which at first glance seems counterintuitive.
"Black" is the most difficult color to achieve in the world of natural dyes, and is what happens when you combine all of the colors in the spectrum together.
"White" is the absence of color, and being sustainably minded we only use virgin fabrics that have not been bleached, so our version of white is as nature intended.
This palette is also a play on how we all experience colors in our own way, and how silk absorbs and refracts light differently– depending on its density (weight), weave, and structure– creating a variety of responses from the viewer. After all, color wouldn't exist without the presence of light.