Back in the early 1500’s in Paris, a vivid tapestry series, ‘La Dame à la Licorne’ came into existence, unveiling itself into the French medieval art world. Referred to as the ‘Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages’, it depicted a narrative of courtly love, seen through the six senses of a young and innocent court maiden. A tapestry series in rich rouges-hues, parlayed into an enchanting, romanticised world of animals, trees, and flowers.
Remaining on display in the Musée de Cluny in Paris, ‘La Dame à la Licorne’ is considered a masterpiece, largely due to its distinctive French ‘Mille-Fleurs’ tapestry design. Yet, it remains an utter mystery. Until today, no one yet knows of its origins, nor the meaning behind it. Yet, no one can deny its beauty and mystère.
Its meaning? Is surely up for debate. For centuries, art afficionados have surmised that ‘La Dame à la Licorne’ not only expresses symbolic scenes of aristocratic romance and a feast of the senses; but of an inner enlightenment, referred to as ‘À Mon Seul Désir’. Where our young muse passes over a knight in shining armour and her courtly gains: for something more than physical. Instead abandoning her previous identity in favour of an inner becoming: a purification within herself and her heart.
Inspired by the legendary 16th century tapestry series of the same name, our La Dame à la Licorne collection draws its colour and inspiration from the intricate ‘mille-fleurs’ tapestry design that evokes an aristocratic aura of medieval mystère. From a standout toiles design in hues of rougey-rose; to feminine staples in playful dots of indigo, to velveteen pieces ensconced in rich pinot noir, this masterpiece collection weaves a delicate thread: between romance and refinement.
Pinot Noir Perfection in Velvet
Ooh, la la! Be a vision of reimagined opulence with our Velvet Button Back Top in rich pinot noir. Ultra-comfortable with a generous stretch, it is crafted from elastane and recycled polyester diverting approximately 168 150ml pet bottles away from landfill. Designed to sit on the hip, pair this top with our matching recycled polyester Velvet midi skirt for a romantically-rouge winter ensemble.
Embrace your lady-like mode in our super stretchy and endlessly comfy Velvet Midi Skirt. Crafted from recycled polyester which diverts approximately 200 500ml pet bottles from landfill, this skirt offers a modern take on aristocratic style. Create an elegant set with the matching Velvet Button Back Top also in rich pinot noir.
Embrace an air of easy-going elegance in our Diamond Knit Cardigan. This sweet, cropped cardigan will bring a splash of magenta pink to your winter outfitting. We love the gold statement buttons and elegant diamond pattern that really brings this cardi to life. Wear it with our Lace Trim Cotton Shirt for fun and feminine styling, tout de suite!
Be enchanted by our rich cherry colour of this cosy winter jumper. Showcasing a textured stripe and subtle popcorn design, this jumper takes on a stylish twist with a blouson sleeve and tight ribbed cuff. Crafted from 100% Australian merino wool, this jumper looks lovely when paired with a winter-inspired scarf. Bisous!
Our French Chintz Print
A joyful winter dress with feminine pink tones that is sure to turn heads? Say enchanté to our Printed Jersey Midi Dress inspired by rich medieval toiles. This comfortable stretchy dress features a long slim sleeve that is great for layering with a denim or leather jacket. Complete the look with a modish winter boot. C’est beau!
Be a picture of pastoral polish in this cheerful Button Detail Blouse featuring the wine and berry tones of our La Dame à la Licorne collection. Elevate your look by tucking this beauty into your favourite ink-coloured pant and add a heel or, wear it loose for bohemian-inspired styling. C’est si bon!
Discover swirls of cherry toiles in the French Chintz print of our Pleat Front Jersey Top, an ultimate wardrobe staple. Crafted from an ultra-comfortable Lenzing™ Ecovero™ viscose elastane jersey fabrication, this top is stretchy, relaxed, and so easy to wear. Pair it with a skinny Bengajean® and shoes for parfait elegance.
The textured Crinkle Spot Blouse offers a new silhouette for blue illusion - where intricate and feminine elements align: including sheer sleeves, shirred cuffs and frill and pleat details. In an élégant ink and white spot clip, this top will work with your favourite relaxed Bengajean®, corporate or leisure pant. Make it yours, maintenant.
Ooh, la la! It’s the Bengajean® you know and love on top with a stylish new base! Meet our Bengajean® Relaxed Bootcut, featuring a wider fit through the leg and trendy subtle flare. Fashionistas will love this new iteration of our signature jean and the indigo colour is beautifully complemented with contrast stitching.
Arrive in an époque of old-world romance with doses of dots! Based on one of our most-loved long sleeve tops, this Ink and White Painted Spot Top has that joie de vivre feeling we love. Offering a relaxed fit with a print that can easily be mixed and matched with your favourite winter basics, don’t miss out on this timeless style!
Bags & Hats
C’est vrai! A classic shoulder bag is a must-have accessory or any woman’s wardrobe. This season? The curved silhouette is trending, and our black Thea Tweed Handbag will no doubt lend an effortlessly chic look to any outfit. You’ll love the evergreen tweed finish with its black and ink base paired with a multicoloured check. Ooh, la la!
Create a rich, romantic-rouges effect with our bright pink and red striped Paisley Beaded Clutch. Adorned with sequins and seed beads to create sweet floral motifs, there is no shortage of visually striking details on this accessory. The magnetic clasp means your belongings will be safe, secure, and easily accessible. Styling this statement accessory is a treat, bien sûr!
Ooh, la la! One of our best-selling hats is back in a brand-new colourway. Introducing our Charlie Cord Bakerboy in navy featuring a plaited cord and gold statement buttons. This stylish and whimsical accessory is crafted from a comfortable stretch fabric in a classic baker boy style and is a great option for added warmth during the cooler months!
C’est si bon! The sweet berry and pink tones of our La Dame à la Licorne collection come together with pale hues of blue with our Paisley Print Scarf. Crafted from fine wool and silk, this is a luxurious scarf with a silky-hand feel - that will have you not only looking très chic but feeling warm as well.
Oh, mon dieu! Don’t let winter’s grey weather bring you down. Find your pop of colour with our Floral Paisley Print Scarf. A modern and vibrant take on a classic paisley print, this scarf is crafted from 100% silk twill, and is a cacophony of colour that will instantly light up your outfit.
Dreaming of woven warmth with a jazzy finish? Our weighty and vibrant Beaded Floral Scarf is a multicoloured accessory that will keep your neck toasty and warm on a cold winter’s day. A masterful mélange of flowers and foliage finished with a houndstooth border print, this is an accessory that is bound to spark conversation! Bien sûr!
Ensconce yourself in this perfect mélange of organic shaped amethyst stones and freshwater pearls to create a glamorous look with our Amethyst Choker-Style Beaded Necklace. Even better, wear it with a v neckline and complete the set with our Amethyst Bracelet. Or simply add a touch of amethyst to your casual or special occasion outfit with this lustrous bracelet: that showcases a sweet gold heart pendant, with a gold magnetic clasp. C’est si belle!
If your eyes light up at the sight of jewels, then our Glass Stone & Pearl Necklace is for you! Featuring an organic freshwater pearl drop pendant on a gold trace chain, wear this multicoloured jewel piece over a monochromatic base for an effortless and sophisticated final touch. Better yet? Add a trendy asymmetrical design comes to life for our Trio Drop Earrings. Let these delicate beauties take centre stage with their amethyst, rose quartz, and aquamarine-inspired gems. A parfait ensemble!
Usher in an era of romantic elegance with freshwater pearls! Clean, organic shapes give this necklace its beautiful lustre, creating a feminine and timeless piece. A short style with an easy magnetic clasp, the statement pearls feature a hammered effect adding texture and interest to any outfit. In addition to the necklace, multiple freshwater pearls are strung together for maximum glamour and lustrous shine with our Freshwater Pearl Bracelet. A simple yet sophisticated style, minimalists will love this accessory, but it will also suit those who love to stack their bracelets for a chunkier accessory look. C’est si bon!
Be a femme en rose in this Raspberry Ribbed Poncho Wrap, made from a luxurious blend of Australian merino wool and cotton in darling raspberry. Both lightweight and warm, this is the perfect transeasonal layering piece for cooler days and nights. Adorn your poncho with your favourite bejewelled brooch for even more sparkle!
Blossom in this Cherry Ribbed Merino Poncho, made from a luxurious blend of Australian merino wool and cotton in rich cherry. Both lightweight and warm, this is the perfect transeasonal layering piece for cooler days and nights. To top off your ensemble? Adorn your poncho with your favourite Bengajean® for an additional touch of chic.
Lovers of our stylish wraps will adore the new pinot noir colour of this parfait wintry accessory. Crafted from 100% merino wool, our Merino Pinot Wrap is ideal for layering and designed to be worn draped over the shoulders or with a statement belt. Wine colours are timeless for winter outfitting, n’est ce pas?
Ooh, la la! For some parfait French chic, add a touch of effortless glamour to your next outfit with our Leopard Faux Fur Trim Poncho. Featuring ultra-soft, faux fur leopard print cuffs, a ribbed high neck and fashionable centre seam, this poncho looks fabulous over our Bengajean® skinny leg in your favourite seasonal couleur.
Ooh, la la! Add the whimsical glamour of a butterfly’s wings to your special occasion outfitting, with these cute papillon earrings! Adorned with sparkling lilac rhinestones, these lightweight and delicate earrings have a lovely gold base on stud posts. Bisous!
Ooh, la la! Fun and flirty, our Resin Hoop Earrings will add a modern twist to any outfit. Featuring wintery tones of berry, blue and pink simply fasten the bar clasps of these earrings and go! Even better? Pair them with a beautiful blouson top and your favourite Bengajean® for courtly, laissez-faires tyle!
Mais, oui! Elevate your outfit in classic refined style with our Chandelier Earring! Popular amongst French aristocrats in the 18th century, these lightweight earrings will sparkle and shine all day long. On a comfortable fishhook encrusted with glass stones, these earrings are delicate yet playful for sparkling up your après-heures chic.
Inspired by the beauté and intricacy of the ‘La Dame à la Licorne’ tapestry series, our romantic and refined range will delightfully enchant you. From classic separates in hues of indigo, to parfait painted spots, to elegant silhouettes in deep shades of pinot and cherry, our La Dame à la Licorne collection is here to elevate your armoire: in classic French style.