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Irish designer Natalie B. Coleman previewed her s/s 13 collection 'Sarah's Suitcase' at Paris Fashion Week recently. The collection is a personal diary, chronicling everything from her recent wedding to childhood holidays. "I got married this year," says the Co. Monaghan native, "and I was daydreaming of more old fashioned times when people put a trousseau together, all their best clothes for a new life and I was imagining the idea of packing up a trunk with lots of fabulous clothes to create new memories in a honeymoon collection..."
Of the inspiration behind the collection she adds: "The butterflies symbolise spirits that come back to us so I decided to name the collection ‘Sarah’s Suitcase’ after my beautiful grandmother who passed away while I was working on the designs. The greyhounds were an inspiration because of their elegance and nobility in shape, my husband’s father also keeps racing greyhounds, so I used them as a model for my illustrations. One blue and one pink, for male and female, they have their tails wrapped around each other as they are in love. I love the omance of the greyhounds chasing butterflies as we used to when we were kids.The Oyster and Palm print is from my confirmation outfit which reminds me of some of the best summer holidays in Miami and `80s pastels and summer time and being a kid. So it is a story of someone packing up for an adventure fun and flirtatious with lots of tailoring detail and memories and an old fashioned palette of dusty sugary nostalgia."