When illustrator Ilse Valfre sought to bring her art to life in 2012, the Valfre collection was born, and with it a world of devotees craving her coquette-come-wildchild stylings. She takes a rock and roll approach to feminine dressing and cutesy details, juxtaposing them with bold patent leather or a cheeky message embroidered on a very cropped tee.
In the latest collection, Be Mine, the Valfre girl is a living doll. She is an “adult baby,” as a signature heart-shaped graphic describes, although the designs are nowhere near juvenile. Retro shapes and elegant, effortless dress styles demonstrate a sophistication that is not to be underestimated. This girl is a woman, and she is the one of your dreams.