FOR THE LOVE OF BEAUTY
I am Dante and I make clothes for the love of beauty. To be beautiful clothes must function for my life. They need to fit well and allow me to do my work with ease and comfort. I want to feel that clothes accentuate my beauty. Patterns and styles that work well on every unique body can bring out the beauty of each person.
High quality materials make clothes beautiful as well. I LOVE fabrics and especially natural fibers such as wool, silk, cotton, and linen. I like vintage styles and vintage clothes-making. I want them to be durable and long lasting.
Beauty is a very personal and spiritual thing. I LOVE my clothes to have meaning. Anciently, across cultures, clothes embodied who a person was; their lineage, their beliefs, and their relations. Thus, people could walk proudly knowing who they were and could be courageous and generous because their clothes were a form of physical and spiritual protection.
Of course, beautiful clothes must be gorgeous! Even if a piece of clothing is not my style I want it to be stunning! Ancient people spent most of their time adorning themselves, everything, and everyone in their lives because they knew that to be beautiful on all levels was pleasing to the Gods and Goddesses.