be unique. be confident. be sexy. handmade :: hand painted catalog december 2009
handmade :: hand painted
be unique. be confident. be sexy.
Aidah Collection brings eastern chic to west coast fashion.
It is a creatively chic line inspired by the organic beauty of nature within a structured existence. Each garment is handmade and adorned in hand brushed design, making every piece truly one of a kind. The versatile style unites urban flair and coastal cool with timeless appeal. Go effortlessly from beach, to business, to cocktails in comfort and in vogue. Ethical Mission :: Aidah wants every woman to feel confident and sexy and thus embraces womanly curves with designs that flatter women of all shapes. Sizes are available from petite to full-figured. The collection uses ethical practices by shunning dishonest factories and instead employing professionals who are passionate about their handcraft. Made to order garments save material waste, all leftover pieces are reinvented in the Remnants Collection. Aidah Collection also believes in giving back, a percentage of sales is donated to non-profit organizations.
WOMEN :: Classy, sexy and practical, a collection of versatile styles perfect for the busy woman in both business and pleasure
HOMME :: This masculine collection embodies a confident man with effortless distinction
REMNANT :: In this eco-collection, leftover fabric is shaped into petals and given new life in beautiful hairpieces and broaches Coming Spring 2010
PINK :: A percentage of proceeds are donated to non-profits for the awareness, prevention and treatment of breast cancer
NOIRE :: Be elegant and unique in a couture satin evening and bridal gowns, with custom colors and hand brushed design
AURA :: Hand beaded clutches in shades of gold, bronze and black
The fashion scene is buzzing Since Aidah Collection’s launch in Spring 2008, the fashion scene has been buzzing with news of the hottest up and coming line. The collection has been seen in Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Life TV, WUSA9, CW Network, Council Magazine and On Tap Magazine. Visit www.aidah.com for a full press listing and media gallery. The stunning designs have graced runways from San Diego to Washington, DC, where select styles are also available in independent boutiques. For runway, promotion or wholesale opportunities, contact: Aidah Fontenot at (202) 506-4423 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DESIGNER :: Aidah Fontenot has redefined the face of fashion. The culmination of her creative inspirations have lead to her rise as an emerging talent in fine art and fashion design. Her innate eye for balance and bold design is inspired by the organic beauty of nature in contrast with structured urban existence. This theme of finding balance within chaos is the inspiration behind her work. Aidah’s artistic career began at nine years old when she began studying advanced fine arts. This strong fine arts training served as her foundation to explore other mediums of design and, at age 16, she began her first fashion collection. Studies of color theory, typography, sculpture, art history and humanities have influenced her chic style. Combined with unhindered artistic ability, it enables Aidah to unite graphic structure and organic imagery in a way that is consistently perceived as worldly and timeless. “Art is an expression of the soul. Skill is an expression of the mind. Passion is their fuel.”
A. Cape & Arm Warmers (set) Keep warm on chilly days with this stylish heavy cape. Tie in the back, or wrap over the shoulder. Long Arm warmers slide over the elbows and knuckles with a hole for the thumb. Color: Periwinkle, Navy Fabric: Cotton Knit
B. Turtle Neck Practical with a unique design, this slimming sweater will keep you stylishly warm. Colors: Maroon (ribbed), Periwinkle, Black, Navy Fabric: Cotton Knit
C. Kaftan Jumper This short jumper set is fashion forward. Ultra comfortable, this loose fitting design comes with an adjustable belt and convenient pockets for lip gloss or cards. Limited Edition Color: Speckled Grey Fabric: Wool Tweed C.
D. High Wrap Slacks These leg-lengthening slacks are free of zippers or buttons. The pants slide up and wrap around, cinching the waist and creating a smooth hip line. Color: Brown Tweed (shown), Black Pinstripe Fabric: Australian or Italian Wool
E. Harem Halter Jumper The latest fasion, this comfortable and versatile Pair with a blazer for a casual office look or keep it sexy with the bare back. Colors: Black Pinstripe, Navy Pinstripe (shown) Fabric: Italian Wool
A. Turtle Neck F. Harem Pants These elastic waist stretch satin pants are the perfect blend of casual and classy. Color: Chocolate (shown), Black, Navy
G. Satin Hobo Tee This smooth satin blouse is easy to pair with jean or a skirt. Looks great tucked into a high waist. Beautiful hand brushed design adds a unique twist to the basic tee. Colors: Chocolate, Black, Navy (shown)
H. Wrap Leggings
A little more than your average legging, These black high waist pants wrap around to cinch the waist. Stretch cotton/lycra blend.
I. Brooke Dress This dress is cute and practial. Great for everyday work wear and cocktail events. Color: Black pinstripe (shown), Navy pinstripe Fabric: Italian Wool
O. February 1st-6th, 2010 Wild, Sexy, Fashionable Fun and FREE. Shop Aidah Collection every night for discounts and clearance sale and see new designs on the runway! Visit www.crystalcity.org 2450 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202
February 21st-27th, 2010 Aidah Collection unveils Fall 2010 Collection at Northern Virginia Fashion Week. The poshest fashion week in the Washington DC Metro Area, featuring daily runway shows, workshops and shopping. Sponsored by Capitol File Magazine. N. High Wrap Skirt
O. Reversible Brooke Dress
A creative twist on the classic pencil skirt. Free of buttons or zippers, this flattering skirt slides up and ties to cinch in the waist. Stretch satin.
Two dresses in one with a reversible design. Go easily from daytime to night in one outfit. Includes belt. Stretch satin / cotton.
Color: Black, Navy, Chocolate (shown)
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SPRING 2010 COLLECTION Available in March view the lookbook at www.aidah.com
VERSATILE DESIGN These stretch satin minis also look great as fitted tunics with jeans or leggings on the weekends. Go from work with a blazer to cocktails with stilettos. Available in Chocolate, Navy, or Black.
J. Charlie Mini Tunic
K. Rocky Mini Tunic
L. Julie Mini Tunic
Sleek and edgy with long fitted sleeves to keep you warm.
This is the perfect balance of elegant and sexy with loose drape and 3/4 sleeves.
The sleeveless design of this everyday dress is easily layered and flattering for all shapes.
FEATURED ITEM M. Dominique Dress Satin In smooth stretch satin, this elegant dress is the perfect transition from office to cocktails. The optional belt creates a flattering waistline for all shapes. Pleated collar, and tie in back add unique flair to a traditional design. Colors: Chocolate (shown), Black, Navy
NOIRE COLLECTION These couture gowns are truly stunning and unique. Each satin gown is made to order, in custom color options from formal black to wedding white. P. Palace Gown The extra long train on this gwn is beautiful dramatic. Folded pleat halter and lace belt. Q. Ibiza Gown This halter gown is elegant and fun. Pleated detail and lace tie make a unique combination. R. Angela Gown A sexy halter with a v-line hem and optional lace belt. S. Tube Gown A classic tube gown with a unique square hem and train.
AURA COLLECTION T.
Beautiful hand beaded handbags in shades of gold, bronze and black. Available Spring 2010. Advance orders accepted. U. Aura Clutch Champagne toned completely beaded clutch with the Aidah Collection logo in bronze. this clutch works for casual or formal events. Slim design fits under the shoulder with included chain. Spacious teal interior with zip pocket holds all your necessities. Dimensions: Length 11” - Height 7” - Depth 2”
PINK COLLECTION Supports non-profits for the awareness, prevention and treatment of breast cancer and related issues. 50% of the profits are donated to TIGERLILY FOUNDATION. Breast cancer sufferers and survivors endure emotional and physical scars. Every woman should be given the strength to feel beautiful regardless of size, color and health. Please help us fundraise for the continued strength and beauty of women T. The Limited Edition Pink Tee Handmade and painted with white flowers on a beautiful shade of pink cotton. Sizes in-stock: S/M (2-6) and M/L (8-12)
HOMME COLLECTION Robust and unique, embodying the image of a confident man with effortless distinction. The masculine line includes drawstring pants, turtle necks, and tees. V. Mens Bond Sweater This cotton knit turtle neck is everday practical. Looks great casual with jeans or with a blazer. The hand brushed design adds unique edge. Colors: Navy, Black W. Mens Racer Sweater V.
Features an angled crew neck and sport designed sleeves. The hand brushed design adds edge. Colors: Navy , Black X. Mens Drawstring Pants These loose fitting drawstring pants are comfortable enough for lounging, and stylish enough to go out. Color: Black Pinstripe (shown), Navy Pinstripe Fabric: Italian Wool
Frequently Asked Questions
NOTE: Colors and fabrics may appear slightly different on your screen than in actuality. We do our best to provide an accurate representation or the hue and texture of the garment. For questions about an item, please contact us. FREE SHIPPING! All orders are shipped complimentary via Priority Service (2-3 business days) or Courier. Residents in the Washington DC area may pick up from a trunk sale date or studio (by appointment only). International Shipping available for $20.
care instructions :: size chart
WOMENS SIZE CHART :: Find the best fit for your curves. Most designs in the collection are made with stretch fabric and are very forgiving. The size chart below is a guide for best fit of the most form fitting designs. Each design is unique to shape, so may fit your body slightly differently. Models pictured are about 5’9 and size 6.
ALTERATIONS: The forgiving design style and sizing generally make for an easy fit. Should you require, alterations are available for $20-$40. FOR FURTHER INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT US: Phone: (202) 506-4423 Limited Hours: Monday - Friday 11am-4p EST Email 24 hours: email@example.com
Fittings throughout United States and Internationally can be arranged. Please contact us for details.
MENS SIZE CHART :: Turtle Necks and Tees are slim fit, while pants are loose fit. Model pictured is 5’11 with 34 chest and 32 waist.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS Handmade, hand painted, machine wash!
Customers in the Washington, DC are may schedule a private fitting with the designer that includes a showcase of the collection, measuring and custom fitting. Held at the Aidah Collection private studio or your residence. Complimentary with purchase of $500 or more.
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Standard Lengths: Shirt 30” - Sleeve 34” - Inseam 34”
PROCESSING: Garments are handmade to order, please allow up to two (2) weeks for crafting. RETURNS/EXCHANGES: We want you to look and feel beautiful. If for any reason you are not pleased, you may exchange your garment or receive merchandise credit. Because the pieces are one-of-a-kind and made to order, we cannot accept cash refunds at this time.
HOW TO MEASURE
Aidah Collection handpainted designs are special, but also durable and will last for years. The luster of the will naturally fade slightly over time. With each gentle wash a new layer of brushwork will appear, given your garment renewed life. Satin and Cotton Blends: Turn garment inside out. Hand or machine wash cold in mild detergent. Hang to air dry or tumble dry on the lowest setting. Wool and Silk: Dry Clean Only
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PRICE SHEET - updated periodically, check shop.aidah.com for most recent version
A. Cape & Arm Warmers (set) $225. Heavy cape set keeps you stylish and warm on chilly days.
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B. Turtle Neck $125. Long, slimming turtle neck keeps you practically warm.
C. Kaftan Jumper $275. Fun limited edition short set. Loose fitting with a deep V neck. D. High Wrap Slacks $275. Leg lengthening wool slacks that wrap around with a high waist.
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E. Harem Halter Jumper $225. This backless wool jumper is business with a blazer or all sexy.
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F. Harem Pants $195. Perfect blend of casual and classy, comfortable satin elastic waist pants.
G. Satin Hobo Tee $95. Unique twist on the traditional tee, easily dressed up or down.
H. Wrap Leggings $155. Not your average leggings with a wrap around high waist.
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I. Brooke Dress $425. Cute and flattering on all shapes, this wool dress is great for work. J. Charlie Mini Tunic Satin $275. Sleek and edgy with long fitted sleeves to keep you warm.
K. Rocky Mini Tunic Satin $255. Balance of elegant and sexy with loose drape and 3/4 sleeves. Address: L. Julie Mini Tunic Satin $225. The sleeveless design of this everyday dress is easily layered. M. Dominique Dress Satin $375. From office to cocktails. Pleated collar, and tie in back. N. High Wrap Skirt $175. Creative twist on the pencil skirt with ties that wrap around back. O. Reversible Brooke Dress $295. Two dresses in one! Grey for daytime and black for evening.
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P. Palace Gown $1,500. Extra long train is dramatic, folded collar and lace belt.
Q. Ibiza Gown $1,200. Fun halter gown with pleated collar and lace tie.
R. Angela Gown $1,200. A sexy halter with a v-line hem and optional lace belt.
S. Tube Gown $900. A classic tube gown with a unique square hem and train.
T. The Limited Edition Pink Tee $56. In support of breast cancer prevention and research. U. Aura Clutch $225. Champagne toned completely beaded clutch with the logo in bronze.
V. Mens Bond Sweater $155. Cotton knit traditional turtle neck.
W. Mens Racer Sweater $155. Features an angled crew neck and sport designed sleeves. X. Mens Drawstring Pants $325. Loose fitting drawstring pants.
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be unique. be confident. be sexy. handmade :: hand painted www.aidah.com
Copyright 2009 A company of Aidah Fontenot Creative Studio 209 19th Street NE #2, Washington, DC 20002 Special Thanks : Aude Guerrucci Photography Shoes by Kymla Kura Design Handbags Wendy Jarmol Jewelry Models: Janine Clay Tanesha Schreber Irma Fajard Alanna Hammock Ursula Bass
Aidah Collection brings eastern chic to west coast fashion. It is a creatively chic line inspired by the organic beauty of nature within a s...