Birds in Poetry, Simone’s 2018 collection, takes inspiration from three iconic English poems, using birds as analogies for love, hope and joy. The exquisite collection embodies the poets’ expressions in three parts: Enduring Love, Romantic Hope & Purity in Joy.
Simone has set hearts aflutter with her unique renditions of birds and the use of vibrant gemstones in red, blue and green in this collection. She has vividly crafted the language of love, hope and joy. 2016 — ANNUAL COLLECTION
The birth of a new art
When artists of the western world first encountered Japanese ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, they were struck by their irregularity, curved lines and vibrant colours. The ukiyo-e style was vastly different from the prevailing historical styles in Europe.
Ukiyo-e art strongly influenced the birth of the Art Nouveau (“new art” in French) movement. Art Nouveau, defined by linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms, set off new directions for many artists. These included Antonio Gaudi, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet.
In Romance du Art Nouveau, Simone’s 2016 collection, the oriental elements of ukiyo-e meet the resplendent touches of Art Nouveau, reigniting the magic of modern Art Nouveau in the 21st century.