In celebration of Women's History Month, we pay tribute to three women from the past who have redefined the status quo in their own terms and became a cultural icon in the modern world.
Featuring new additions to the andante Capsule Collection—a redefinition of the classics, with the same elegant styles and smart hues.
Featuring Bronija Ales
A FASHION REVOLUTIONIST
A fashion designer and businesswoman, Coco Chanel revolutionized women’s fashion in the early 20th century by introducing a looser, more comfortable silhouette that freed women from the corsets and frills. Although it brought uproar among designer circles, Coco continued to bring these looks to the forefront. Coco's success lies on using her tasteful fashion sense into a business, taking a risk, and making bold statements that left a mark.
"Success is most often achieved by those who don't know failure is inevitable."
— COCO CHANEL
In the photo: Now in a sleek new colour, Bronija wears the Modern Loafer in Black.
THE FLYING FEMINIST
More than being a celebrated aviator and achieving multiple feats in the aviation industry, Amelia is remembered by her tenacity to just act and do things that she wanted to do. Driven by her adventurous spirit and ahead of her time, she set an example of what and how a feminist should be.
"Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others."
— AMELIA EARHART
In the photo: Bronija wears the Balmore Oxfords in Black, a reformation of the classic oxfords—laceless and easy to slip-on, with a wider opening.
THE ROYAL REBEL
Diana, Princess of Wales, changed what it meant to be royalty, uprooting traditions and tearing up a rulebook that was penned by generations before. Against the wishes of the royal family, advisors, and press, Princess Diana went beyond the palace to expose issues often kept from the world by the monarch: mental illness, AIDS, leprosy, poverty, and social stigma. Even after Diana's sudden passing, she remained to be a force to be reckoned with and a champion of the people.
"I am a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's who I am."
— DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES
In the photo: Worn like flats, but with the sophistication of the oxford, Bronija wears the Balmore Oxford in Tan.
To celebrate the woman is to accept what she is and what she can be. Be strong and sensitive, be free-spirited and involved, be decisive and discerning.
Realize that there's no other way to define being a woman, because being feminine is being anything you're called out to be.