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With the re-launch of her culture, music, and style website, complete with an ecommerce boutique, Solange Knowles and her Saint Heron team are solving your summer wardrobe woes by debuting their first-ever fashion collaboration with the Aussie label C/MEO Collective.
This is Saint Heron's first foray into clothing design since launching the shoppable store portion of its website back in March. The architectural silhouettes and bold, Caribbean-inspired colors have Solange's style influences all over them. The exclusive eight-piece collection even fits in perfectly with the rest of the web store's eclectic selection of indie womenswear (from Phlemuns to Devonrae Jones), home goods, accessories, and apothecary.
C/MEO Collective's head designer, Siham Elmawey, and creative director, Melanie Flintoft, said that it was Saint Heron who reached out to them about the collaboration first. "Working with Saint Heron and their team has been an absolute dream. The synergy between our design teams is exceptional," said Elmawey.
That synergy resulted in a striking color palette of dusty roses, vibrant blues, and clover greens. Key pieces include flared pants with a slightly ruffled, hi-lo hem, a mock-neck dress in an exclusive Bauhaus print, and a sleeveless bustier for layering.
Prices for the first wave of the collab range from about $190 to $290. The Saint Heron and C/MEO Collective teams have already begun planning for the second collection, but they're not giving us any hints on what to expect.
"You'll just have to wait and see what we have in store," said Flintoft.
Check out some of our favorites from the partnership below, and shop it right now exclusively at Saint Heron's online store: