We featured design twins Lisa and Tida Finch of Finchittida Finch in our last issue of Hunger, and since then the pair have only continued to impress us, mostly recently with their AW14 collection, The Empress.
Combining their Lao and British heritage with a a message of empowerment, The Empress collection pays homage to courageous women through history, in particular those clearing live bombs across Laos left by the Vietnam War, the Lao Princess – Savivanh Savang who campaigned for human rights of women in Laos, and the twin’s mother who survived the Vietnam War.
The collection itself re-invents their Lao-Baroque style, most notably the introduction of bright colour for the first time, with blue and rose pink additions to pieces. Finchittida Finch’s signature chokers are back and bigger than ever, as are their statement earrings. For AW14 they have also introduced a gold crown and the show-stopping chain mail skirt.
The Empress campaign itself also is a nod towards empowerment, fronted by model Li-Ann who proudly displays her scarred stomach, which may be considered by some a flaw for a model. Finchittida Finch however have a different view: “We hope Li-Ann’s courage will inspire women to feel empowered by their imperfections too.”
More power to them, we say.