Empowering the female form through design is the passion of Ayida Solé, a Haitian-American womenswear designer based in Paris.
During her time at Parsons School of Design, both New York and Paris, she spent her time understanding the curves and shapes of the female form and diving in color theory. Typically instructed on a size 4 dress form, she challenged the classroom norms and opted to use her own body to inform her patternmaking knowledge.
Currently, her interest remains in finding ways to accentuate the female form in alternate ways. Her collections incorporate classic tailoring references with modern approaches to body conscious silhouettes. All of her designs begin with an appreciation for the form she is dressing. In addition to her garments, she explores wearable art design through her Body Framers, made of brass.