VOYAGE 2017, the wedding dresses & headpieces collection by Solaine Piccoli & Niely Hoetsch.
Our inspiration was our origin in the magic Portugal: its rich history, our common language, the culture and folklore, amazingly diverse landscape, its Fado music with its breathtaking lyrics, the beautiful Portuguese women, the passion for the best wine and food in the world. Our families have their roots in Portugal and we take immense pride in the Portuguese blood we feel running in our veins, we are happy to have pieces of Portugal in us.
The generosity and hospitality of the Portuguese people has no parallel. Their joy, warmth and helpfulness are virtues, which bring tears to our eyes every time we think about it.
Carmen Miranda, born in Portugal and became a Brazilian patrimony, was the anchor of the boat filled with fashion dreams and ideas. In it we embarked, luggage packed with laces, silk, pearls and crystals. We sailed forward to make a collection, in order to display the great love we feel for this country and people.
Thomas Koppler’s genius understood our design and our emotions. With each detail of this film, he helps us to pay a tribute to the waves, which swung our ancestors across the Atlantic. Cintras, Andrades, Ribeiros stayed behind at the new world they made their own, and now we flew back to their origins, to our roots.