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Papillion 2010 - It's all about sophistication

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Papillion 2010

- It's all about sophistication


Inspiration comes from anywhere… any time…

This one comes from a dear old lady saying “Wow, that is pure sophistication!”

I was in Triberg, Germany, having just purchased a fabulous piece of cloth, and while waiting for the driver to take us to the next shopping location, I had a brief conversation with a very kind French lady.  She must have been around 90 years young, and the way she touched the fabric was as if she was blind… but she was not!

I looked up from a design I was sketching when she referred to the image.  “My dear child, just now there was nothing, and suddenly there is something SO beautiful?”

“Papillion!”, she gasped.

“Papillion?” I asked, not knowing what it was.

“Like change, my child, like from a worm, an ugly worm” she said, “… and when you look again, it has changed into a magical butterfly… completely transformed into a beautiful, magical, enigmatic, inspiring butterfly… the most sophisticated of all insects”

I knew then that I was in the right place at the right time… 

that I will pass on this godly inspiration…

that I will sit by the river long enough to see only the beauty…

that I will continue for many years to come to make women more beautiful than they already are…

that I will design exquisite gowns for those who care about sophistication, elegance, fabulousness,…

that the only constant... is change...

A fashion drawing by Simon Rademan    Image by Marita Keet:  Simon Rademan styles a design from his "Papillion 2010 - It's all about sophistication" collection ...

To view some of the gowns from this collection, worn by Elma Postma, Leandie du Randt, Liezel van der Westhuizen. visit our fashion pages


"Papillion 2010" - It's all about sophistication

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More about the Butterfly: 

The Butterfly is a universal symbol of change, resurrection, transformation, celebration, young love and the soul.
As a symbol of transformation; the butterfly represents everlasting life, stemming from it's various stages of life.
1. Birth (the caterpillar),
2. Death (the chrysalis), and finally,
3. Resurrection (the butterfly)....

... sent in by Susan Wassenaar




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