By Chere Di Boscio
Hassan Pierre is very firm about the way clothes should be: elegant, well tailored, feminine, delicate, and sustainably made. This September, the Haitian born designer (pictured above with eco-advocate and socialite Amanda Hearst) showed a 20 piece collection in New York fashion week consisting of clothing with all of those exact qualities under his label called, perhaps unsurprisingly, The Way It Should Be.
Wearable separates consisting of slim skirts, sheer silks and detailed accents define the range, which was inspired this season by Pierre’s love of both Paris and Miami. “In Paris everything is so beautiful and chic but in Miami it’s more fun and sexy with a hint of sophistication,” he states.
A minimalist black and white peace silk faille pencil skirt and corresponding black and white peace silk organza top duly reflect the Parisian vibe, whilst a citrus coloured blouse paired with a lipstick pink skirt communicates the Latin-influenced lightheartedness of Miami.
Using organic and natural fabrics including silk, bamboo, vegetable fibres and cotton, all naturally dyed of course, Pierre has also become fascinated by the possibilities offered by 3D printing: “I love technology and the idea of the future, so when I heard about 3-D printing I immediately decided I had to do something with it,” he said. He will soon be using this new, zero-waste manufacturing method to create a new capsule collection of accessories, which will consist of a colour blocked top-handle satchel, a classic shoulder strap bag and pair of cat eye sunglasses.
Zero waste, organic, wearable and stylish? We agree–that’s exactly the way fashion should be.