The new collection by Verbena Madrid calls on all women to unleash their most powerful side. The strength of a Goddess that everyone holds inside. A manifestation of life and energy that leads to great feats.
In Greek mythology, Calíope is the muse of poetry and eloquence. She is represented with a golden crown, emblem that indicates her supremacy over the other muses, and a trumpet in her hand with which she calls us to wake up again.
This is how we imagine women: exultant, rising in a earthly world to give way to divinity.
Photography: Álvaro Medina Sierra
Model: Alba Cassette
MUAH: Oui Brides
Dresses: Cristina Piña / Namur Collection
Verbena Madrid collaborates with artisans whose work is on the verge of extinction and recovers it to apply it to contemporary designs. This synergy results in the Calíope Collection.
As a base, the natural fiber of raffia, extracted from the palm. It is dried and dyed during a long process that can last several weeks, to then create a structure of geometric designs.
The naturalness of the hand-embroidered raffia acquires greater value when decorated with striking flowers. Haute couture applications that create large crowns and earrings. Flowers produced manually with sequins, pearls and metallic beads. Without straying from soft tones such as raw, beige, silver and gold.
A tempered and elegant force as the guiding thread of a collection that seeks to awaken the infinite potential of every woman.
Star-shaped crown hand-embroidered with natural raffia. Finished with fringes of the same material. Small sequins that evoke the subtlety of petals.
Polaris model, decorated with different white, gold and black sequins.
The manual work of raffia embroidery takes center stage. Different geometric themes are combined with three rosettes inside the arches. A chain of white pillets runs through the rounded structure.
The most striking silhouette of the collection combines circles and triangular figures decorated with flower-shaped applications.
Crown with arch base decorated with handmade flowers in sequin applications and soft burlap fabric, silk thread and trimmings. The most rustic and feminine goddess is represented here.
Oval earrings handmade with natural raffia dyed with vegetable dyes, dried and embroidered. On this base, handmade flower applications with sequins are embroidered.
The most recognizable model of Verbena Madrid's earrings is reinvented with the contribution of haute couture embroidery. Applications with vegetable shapes in neutral colors.
Earrings with three spheres handmade with natural raffia dyed manually, dried and embroidered. On the lobe, flower embroidered with sequins.
Two large circular pieces of cream-colored raffia serve as a base for the flowery decoration of the embroidery in different techniques.