The naked lady is a celebration of womanhood. I spent some time with English sculptor Kate Viner, discussing the final image that I wanted. The idea was to illustrate a celebration of womanhood. I wanted an image that showed the stripped back strength, beauty and positivity of womanhood. She is naked because this is the bare bones of a woman but at the same time I didn’t want her to be at all sexual so we gave her a dancer’s physique which again highlights her strength.
Women’s bodies are incredible things. We give birth to the next generation, we are (in most part) responsible for the care, nurturing and upbringing of future generations. So, there is a gentle maternal side to us as well as a strength and tenacity brought about by the biological workings of our bodies. We named her Sheba, after the African Queen. Our hope is that Sheba and the essence of her appears in all of our forthcoming collections.