Looks from Mahsa’s Enduring Nature collection. Images by Derek Henderson.
Mahsa recently released the brand’s beautiful new Mood 4: Enduring Nature range online and via stockists. The collection picks up where Mahsa’s A Single Woman collection left off and features gorgeous new versions of the brand’s signature styles and winsome new pieces too. Designer Mahsa Willis refers to each of her collections as Moods which suits her emotive and romantic sense of style perfectly.
This latest Mood was shot by New Zealand photographer Derek Henderson in Sydney and focuses on a central tenet of strength, with a specific focus on our surroundings. The enduring quality of nature, how it adapts and renews, and re-invents itself was a pertinent starting point for the range which explores how we humans are also enduring and adapting in these unique times.
“From tiny wildflowers emerging from cracks in the pavement, we remember that beauty is found in the hardest places,” adds Mahsa Willis. “In the dried-out moss awaiting rain to bring it back to soft green life, we see there are seasons of retreat and seasons of growth. By the bright fruit that weighs the branches of citrus trees low, we are reminded that when we tend to the natural world, it returns that love in abundance.”
For this collection, Mahsa has referenced the lush beauty of nature in her elegant colour palette that offers warmth and romanticism. Her evocative style has a nod to the nostalgia of a simpler time but still feels relevant and appealing for today’s woman. Charming shirting with voluminous sleeves and bows is juxtaposed with tailored suiting complete with waistcoats that balances masculine and feminine elements. The designer’s luscious use of natural textures means soft cotton voiles and drills, silk blends and wool gabardine are a dream to wear as they are to look at.
Each piece is carefully made, designed to last and reflects the conscious values of the brand. Mahsa offers a sense of hopefulness and resilience this season that couldn’t be more timely.
Images by Dekek Henderson.