Capara - Innocence in Flames FW12
Do you know the Capara sisters? Their name sounds like an eccentric sister duo from a Tim Burton movie and I'm sure they would like the sound of that. Capara was founded in Antwerp by sisters Vera and Olivera Capara. They both graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. After their graduation they worked at several Belgian design houses and this always as a duo. First they were design assistants for Dries Van Noten and in 2003 they moved to Paris to develop the Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal Line.
After years of working together they separated and started working for different companies such as Belgian luxury accessory house Delvaux and Jil Sander in Milan (still headed by Raf Simons at that time). But in 2009 the Capara sisters came back together and Capara was born.
Olivera and Vera are true artists, the aspiration of their label is to communicate a coexistenc of words, stories and statements accompanied by a designed visual world. The visual part contains clothing and accessories but other pieces can be added like furniture, objects and art, which are developed in collaboration with different artists (the I Love Belgium team loves the necklace they did for their SS12 collection together with Noon Passama, you can see this statement piece on our Facebook page). Their collections are always shown in video, photography or installation form during fashion week in Paris. We suggest you check out their site and you'll understand the Capara universe accompanied by music, words and videos.
For their FW12 collection Innocence in Flames they did a lookbook shoot with Antwerp photographer Mike Steegmans and Belgian top model (still going strong) Hannelore Knuts. Check out the exclusive imagery below. We are absolutely in love with the padded jackets and the woodprint in the fabric. Yes, we already want Winter clothing and Summer still has to start in Belgium.