By Daniela Degrassi
As Pia, Studio Pia’s founder & designer, began to plan her own upcoming wedding in Cyprus, the island of love, it felt like the perfect time to create a bridal capsule collection of mix and match pieces for the big day, the wedding night and beyond, all whilst staying true to the brand’s ethical principles.
“My vision was to design a collection of creative, investment pieces, which challenge preconceptions about ethical fashion aesthetics, and provide my customer with timeless luxury she can feel good about showing of.” says Pia.
Studio Pia is always looking for ways to minimize the environmental impact of their products and support the ethical treatment of the workers in their supply chain, sourcing most of their materials within the EU; while their signature textile cruelty-free peace silk is organically and ethically produced in Jharkhand, India, via the Indo-German social entrepreneurship turned sustainable fashion label: Cocccon.
Cocccon’s silk is made using only eco-friendly and organic processes to grow and cultivate the silkworms, without using any kind of pesticide, fungicide or genetic spray.
Traditional silk production methods involve boiling the cocoons while the silkworm is still inside. Thankfully, the methods used by Cocccon allow them to complete their natural life cycle. The silkworm’s cocoon is carefully pierced allowing it to emerge unharmed. Once it has emerged the silk starts to be reeled off and spun using solar-powered machinery.
The new capsule makes up part of Studio Pia’s second collection, ‘Daedal’, which draws inspiration from the decadence and intricacies of the Art Nouveau period, particularly focussing on Gustav Klimt’s gold phase. Designs build on the most successful elements of the debut collection, ‘Jungle’, transforming bespoke French embroidery with a Midas touch.
The bridal collection features 2 ranges: Bella – meaning beauty, and Soraya – meaning precious jewel.
Bella’s striking shapes accentuate the curves, enveloping the body in fully silk-lined luxury – too good to hide.
Soraya’s gilded embroidery adorns the body with intricate craft, for a luxuriously indulgent look.
The capsule includes longline bras, non-wired soft cups, multiway suspenders and a variety of bottoms options. Each piece is ethically crafted in the UK and features cruelty-free, organic, peace silk inside and out, or French embroidered, fine, illusion tulle, all finished with signature adjustable silk-wrapped strapping and premium 24k gold plated hardware.
The bridal capsule is available now, exclusively at STUDIO PIA.
“I would love to see peace silk replace standard silk, but before that can happen, people need to understand how silk is usually, and care enough to make a change.” – Pia Conaghan
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A feminist and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California where she lived for 15 years before moving back to her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.