The third edit in the collection of L.O.V.E inspired by ancient Greek philosophy, is entitled ‘Virtus’. This edit is the ethereal experience of love in its purest form. Embodied in the designs of this collection of sparkles, heavenly whites and sheer materials, each piece of this edit represents a universal and unquestioning love for the entire world. Existing on the spiritual plane, ‘Virtus’ is a special edit manifested from the highest form of love – and the one in shortest supply in today’s society.
As angelic as the love described by the ancient Greeks, our Tienna gown has the divine shine to surpass any before. A classic Emma Wallace silhouette, reimagined in a champagne sequin, this is THE dress of angel- like status. Alongside the champagne sparkle we see the Tienna featured in a glamorous black sparkle too, the ultimate classic dress with wow factor. Staying sparkly for an everyday festive shimmer, ‘Virtus’ brings us the perfect relaxed party piece in the Evie Cropped sequin trouser. Style with a white tee and trainers or a court shoe and body suit for a dressier look. We know December cannot December the way December needs to December without a little sparkle… so you’re welcome!
Another Emma Wallace staple design is the Lienna shirt, a modern twist on the classic tuxedo style. We’ve seen this shirt back in the ‘Oasis’ edit of L.O.V.E, featuring the Oshun Print of rich greens and blues, but ‘Virtus’ brings a reconstructed softer Lienna shirt. Channelling the pure love that is sewn into ‘Virtus’, this shirt is a soft blue in sheer silk that floats effortlessly over a bralette and jeans or can be the base of a layering look. The heavenly opulence continues through the Naida Gown, adopting wings in the layered ruffle sleeves and pale blue tone, this gown is a statement of refined elegance. Now we’re not promising anything, but these pieces might get you a little closer to heavenly status yourself!
How to channel ‘Virtus’
To show up everyday with unconditional love consistently is a tough gig, but incorporating this philosophy into your lifestyle is a great way to start. The love spoken by the Ancient Greeks which inspired ‘Virtus’ encourages us to sympathise with others, seeing everyone as fellow humans. To turn the tables and understand everyone has their own joys, sorrows and baggage they’re holding on to and that forgiveness lies at the core of this universal, unquestioning love. To give without expecting anything in return can be demonstrated in the smallest of gestures, from giving up your seat to a stranger on the underground to sharing food with a homeless person. Making a conscious effort to adopt this mindset will make a world of difference.
Today, a love that extends beyond personal desires and attachments is hard to come by. The ‘Virtus’ edit is the catalyst you need to be the person to walk outside in the sparkling Luella Jumpsuit and a pair of cowboy boots, and channel the essence of universal and pure love. Even for just a moment of the day.