I was recently invited to visit the Zadig & Voltaire store to preview their 2012 spring collection and to have a look at their current fall 2011 collections. As I was not that familiar with this brand I was keen to discover more about it. It is not really a brand that has 40 Plus women as their target group, but I often like to shop in shops that cater for younger women. I will then pick and choose and select the pieces that are right for me.
About Zadig & Voltaire
Zadig & Voltaire was established in France and likes to present a bit of a rock vibe. They like to use uniform or army style in their clothing and a frequent symbol you find in the clothes is the skull. However, they combine that rock image with top quality fabrics like cashmere, wool and even fur and classic items like cardigans and jumpers.
Here are a few pieces that I feel would look great on the hip 40+ woman
2012 Spring collection preview
Here are a few pieces I really like from their 2012 spring collection.
I was invited to try on a few pieces myself and of course I went for this weirdly shaped and asymmetric cardigan. As you may know I like unusual shapes and I was also attracted to the amazing colors of this cardigan. I’m usually not that keen on very tight pants, but wide pants were not of offer so I paired it with these tight dark jeans. I actually think it looks pretty good!
I also like their knitted dresses. I think they would look nice with good quality leggings, but since those were out of stock, it was paired with the same jeans as well. I like to wear dresses over pants, so this is a look that suits me as well. I love the combination of this wine color with grey.
The last outfit I tried was this wine cardigan with cream color trousers that was also featured at the top of this post. It has a very solid collar that you can wear up or down. I think this color looks lovely with the off-white trousers, although I would have liked a different model (I’m more of a wide leg trouser girl).
My final take
Although Zadig & Voltaire’s collection is aimed at a younger audience, there are still plenty of pieces that would look great in the cupboard of the over 40 woman. I love the good quality knits on offer and the wonderful wine colors. The prices are quite steep though, so you will have to choose wisely and opt for good quality pieces that will last you more than 1 year.
Location in Singapore
Zadig & Voltaire is located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands,
2 Bayfront Avenue,
#B2-71/72, Singapore 018972
What do you think of these clothes? Have you worn anything of this brand before?