Australian label IXIAH will always have a special place in my heart for it marked my first show at Australian Fashion Week where little old Meg had no idea what the hell she was doing.
I had no idea what to wear, where to go or what to do and as a first time industry delegate admittedly I was nervous. Yet, when the invitation came through to attend the IXIAH ‘Joi de Vivre’ Resort 22, I took inspiration from the values of this whimsical brand. With that came comfort and a dose of confidence.
Founded in 2012 by self taught designer Krystel Davis – English, IXIAH is defined by authenticity evident in their creativity and individuality. Thus, in curating my look I took those lessons to heart to stay true to myself. The IXIAH woman is bold, feminine and whimsical and combined with values which embody slow production, I knew I wanted this aesthetic and sustainability to guide my ensemble.
With that in mind I sought to incorporate something vintage into my ensemble and immediately knew my recent find, a tulle skirt, was the perfect whimsical yet sustainable addition. Paired with a black blazer, fine polo knit and thigh high boots I elected to make the skirt the statement. This was a also a way for me to stay true to my authentic self of loving all things neutral. Lastly, I decided to juxtapose the plushness of the tulle against a rugged studded vintage belt.
IXIAH ‘Joi de Vivre’ Resort 22 was defined by pastels, patterns and intricate hand crafted designs that gave new meaning to attention to detail. Set against a minimalistic background it celebrated the feminine, undeniably fitting for a female lead label. This is a brand that knows who they are and in doing so teaches their consumer to embrace who they are. IXIAH- thank you for having me.
Lead imagery courtesy of IXIAH