Empire-Line- Unlined by Liz Ogumbo

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By the time of Napoleon Bonaparte’s rule in France, this revolutionary style was known as the Empire waist, or Empire-line dress, and was the mode of dress worn during the Regency period (1811 – 1820) under Napoleon Bonaparte’s rule in France. “Empire” refers to the one built by Napoleon, and is the name given in France to this period of history. High-waisted, loose gowns inspired by the peasantry began to be worn in elite French fashion circles prior to the Revolution, largely in response to the philosophies put forth by Jean-Jaques Rousseau, an advocate for society’s return to more a natural state (often using peasants as an example), and whose ideas permeate Romantic thought. After the Revolution, this style became a reflection of the values of the new French state and has been the most defining element of women’s’ fashion through my experience and time in the fashion business. While conceptualising this collection, we created these prints to symbolise my journey grounded by my African roots and culture while transcending through every culture and region I have explored across the globe in my lifetime. During the production of the pieces, we create only 15 of each piece and sold globally, so chances of you bumping into a 'Who stole my look' are highly unlikely. What better way to reveal and back-up the highs of empire-lines through our drop-V-Back ‘vavavum’ from my Lotus Collection debuted in Lisbon, Portugal two years ago. She is elegant, exudes chic and certainly never goes out of style. This revolutionary empire-line steals the whole roll of fabric so gracefully, but once she is on, the world stops. Liz Ogumbo Lotus Collection

She’s light, vibrant and easy like Sunday mornings and some Saturdays too. She is recognised and appreciated for her  empire-line; a high-waisted dress that became very popular during the 19th century is a style of dress that has a fitted bodice ending just below the bust, giving a high-waisted appearance.

Liz Ogumbo

By the time of Napoleon Bonaparte’s rule in France, this revolutionary style was known as the Empire waist, or Empire-line dress, and was the mode of dress worn during the Regency period (1811 – 1820) under Napoleon Bonaparte’s rule in France.

Liz Ogumbo

“Empire” refers to the one built by Napoleon, and is the name given in France to this period of history. High-waisted, loose gowns inspired by the peasantry began to be worn in elite French fashion circles prior to the Revolution, largely in response to the philosophies put forth by Jean-Jaques Rousseau, an advocate for society’s return to more a natural state (often using peasants as an example), and whose ideas permeate Romantic thought. After the Revolution, this style became a reflection of the values of the new French state and has been the most defining element of women’s’ fashion through my experience and time in the fashion business.

Liz Ogumbo

While conceptualising this collection, we created these prints to symbolise my journey grounded by my African roots and culture while transcending through every culture and region I have explored across the globe in my lifetime. During the production of the pieces, we create only 15 of each piece and sold globally, so chances of you bumping into a ‘Who stole my look’ are highly unlikely.

What better way to reveal and back-up the highs of empire-lines through our drop-V-Back ‘vavavum’ from my Lotus Collection debuted in Lisbon, Portugal two years ago. She is elegant, exudes chic and certainly never goes out of style. This revolutionary empire-line steals the whole roll of fabric so gracefully, but once she is on, the world stops.

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Yours fabulously,

Multidisplinary Creative Entrepreneur,

Liz Ogumbo-Regisford