REANA ASHLEY

Est.2013


“I have always loved a rebel. A woman who is confident, smart and a little bit of a diva. She wears leather, studs and frayed denim and she has enough attitude to mix them with chiffon, jersey, and a tiara! She is a strong liberated woman; she is gorgeous; she knows it. She is the Goddess of Freedom.” — Donatella Versace
 
A dark gothic goddess. That's the woman in mind this season. Black, purple, and hints of fuchsia are the colors running through the whole collection, coming together in looks both high-glamour and hard-edged, diva and subversive.



Singular slashes cut across dresses and tops, while a series of precision cuts come together as graphic pattern details. Tough leather becomes fringing across biker jackets, leather pants and skirts. Jackets are worn over cascading chiffon dresses and skirts with macramé flourishes, creating a clash of structured and fluid forms, composure and impulsion. Slinky silhouette-enhancing dresses are finished in shiny metallic jersey. Shaggy, fur-like coats and miniskirts are crafted from upcycled production off-cut chiffon and lace in an environmentally responsible approach. Metal studs are full-on, covering leather pants and jackets, and piercing through delicate lace in a play with material contrast.




 
Prints have a brooding glow in the collection’s colors of dark orchid purple and tropical pink. The multi-logo ‘Versace on Repeat’ print, and floral and zebra patterns interplay and are incorporated into laminated lace, fil coupé, intarsia, or metal stud finishes.
 

Bags in the La Medusa line, including La Medusa Repeat, the re-edition hobo bag style introduced for Resort 2023, take-on the collection’s stud, leather fringe, and mirror material finishes, while the classical elegance of the Greca Goddess bag is made utterly contemporary in new glossy green and purple colors.
 
The new Medusa Anthem shoe line clashes cutesy sandal, boot, and Mary Jane styles with a heavy-metal XL rubber sole made for the Versace club-kid.

From the imagination of Tim Burton, WEDNESDAY is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore. Snap snap.

Jenna Ortega on this version of Wednesday Addams: 

"Wednesday is currently a teenager, and we've never seen her as a teenager before. Her snarky, snide remarks might not necessarily sound as charming when they're coming from somebody who should probably know better than a 10-year-old girl. That was a balancing act. We didn’t want to make her sound like every other teenage girl, but we also didn’t want to make her too ignorant. And we've never seen her on screen this much. Any other time you've seen Wednesday, she's been the one-liner, the end of a joke, she always hits it, and I think that's what people really love about her. But in this show, every scene is Wednesday. There's an opportunity to give her a bit more dimension, and she becomes a bit more of a real person, which I don't think we've ever seen before."

Have you ever been told you're different? Odd? Or simply don't belong? In a world full of Normies, do you feel like an Outcast? If yes, there's a very special place for people just like you... Nevermore Academy.


Apply for admittance to Nevermore Academy, where Outcasts of all kinds are welcome. Learn about the school’s notable alumni, including Edgar Allan Poe and Morticia Addams, meet students currently enrolled at Nevermore, and find out more about the school’s unique activities and events. Plus, watch a video hosted by Principal Larissa Weems featuring students who share insight on what it’s like to attend Nevermore. Then take a short quiz to determine if Nevermore is the right school for you. Notifications will be mailed out to the chosen few admitted to Nevermore this fall.


Join Nevermore Academy, the alma mater of Gomez and Morticia Addams, and home to outcasts of all kinds. 




The artist and leather designer Nadia Chellaoui presents the lookbook of her FW23 collection, inspired by her country and her childhood memories.


Devoured by her passion and creativity, Nadia Chellaoui is one of the few Moroccan painters whose identity and codes are unique.


The face, signature icon and emblem bearing the brand, has now become a symbol of freedom and self-expression. Inspired by painters, such as Modigliani or Picasso, Nadia Chellaoui affirms her visual and pictorial references, and says that the face is for her a kind of state of mind that she cultivated from a very young age:


"The face is for me a kind of social escape, a state of mind that gives me the strength to assume my difference, my culture and my emotions."


The design of the bags were built through the painter's childhood memories. Bathed since birth in a universe full of colors and punctuated by scents, Nadia Chellaoui remembers her, as a child, contemplating her grandmother embroidering. This face is actually the artist's gaze focused on a world strong in perceptions and inspirations.


"The bag is synonymous with escape, travel and passage ... Giving the possibility of transporting my pictorial works through an accessory symbol of femininity, had become, for me, a necessity" says the painter.


A cocktail of his Moroccan culture, his attraction for cubism as well as his passion for colors, gives birth to the bag, synonymous with combat and fragility. Sketch by sketch, His imagination overflows. Nadia Chellaoui creates many models in order to address a wide audience by leaving a message of love and freedom.


Each bag has a strong identity giving the wearer the power to live, the time of a trip or a passage, an assurance and self-confidence as well as a new look at the things around us.