Jumpin Jumpsuits!9:18:00 PM
I just love wearing jumpsuits.
I used to wear them a lot in the days before there were OOTDs, so there's not many outfit shots of me wearing the jumpsuit here in my blog. But see my post Jumpin in Jakarta where I wrote about my love of jumpsuits and shared some ootd shots of me wearing a sleeveless jumpsuit earlier this year.
What's a jumpsuit?
A quick search on google defines jumpsuit as: "A garment incorporating trousers and a sleeved top in one piece worn as a fashion item, protective garment or uniform." It is also a one-piece suit worn by parachutists for jumping.
So that's a jumpsuit. I just love the idea behind it all.
There's just one issue with wearing a jumpsuit though. If I want to go to the washroom, sometimes it's a bit of a hassle to open up the whole suit from the top, especially if its at a dirty public toilet. Yeah. Ew.
I really wanted to design my own jumpsuit, but it had to be something practical and functional as well. So I decided to work on a jumpsuit that could be detachable, top and bottom. After brainstorming with my assistant designer Ina on how to make the jumpsuit more practical, she suggested to put a zipper around the waist. I was skeptical that it could work, it was really technical and it was a long and painstaking process to get it right. But we got there, and I am so proud of this piece :)
To be honest, I actually wanted to release the jumpsuit together with the first release on the 28th of October 2014. However, we had to work on the samples so many times with the supplier, to get the technical issues sorted out and until we were really, really, happy with the outcome. I also wanted to make sure that it is really easy to wear.
SO, this is the end result: aere's EDITH Detachable Jumpsuit which gives a minimalist and clean look. It is fully detachable at the waist-line so that the top and pants can be worn separately. So, it is like a 3-in-1 piece!
I had a blogging job to cover an event as a media earlier last month, so I wore the EDITH with the SATYR jacket for a workwear feel. Check out the full look at Unzipping the Surprise : aere. The EDITH jumpsuit is unassuming, but even on its own, I think its just perfect for those who like a clean aesthetic. I would probably wear the pants on its own with a sequinned top for a night out or wear the top with one of my skirts for a casual outing. I also made sure that it's not too body hugging, as some jumpsuits can be.
The jumpsuit was also showcased in aere's first fashion show as this design is a part of the first collection. You can see My First Fashion Show : Behind the Scenes to check out a glimpse of the jumpsuit backstage. I'll share more on the fashion show where the EDITH together with other aere pieces from the first collection was showcased on the runway by gorgeous models.
So listen up guys, EDITH is going to be released online tomorrow in three colours! Less than 12 hours time I tell you! Click aere to browse the other colours (it will also come in blue and black) and stay updated. The response to the previous release of the first collection was really overwhelming and more than half of the pieces are already sold out. At the moment there are no plans to restock the items because I plan to come up with new designs so hopefully you'll be able to get these before it finishes. I'm really hoping for a similar response this time around insyaAllah, I really think this is one of the best pieces for aere so far.
At the moment, I just had a two sauce beef lasagna at an awesome new cafe I just found while waiting for him to finish his meeting here. Super delicious !
Location : Genting Highlands
Photographer : kneok
PEACE & LOVE!