A Q&A With Inner Be Leaf By: Bethany Robertson
Inner Be Leaf offers some of the most stylish and sophisticated designs available to date. Featuring stunning prints with nature-inspired themes, Inner Be Leaf designs the most exquisite womenswear for women around the world. We sat down with the team at Inner Be Leaf to learn about the story behind their brand.
Q: Tell us about your brand. What is the story behind your brand?
A: Inner Be Leaf® is a nature-inspired women’s clothing line co-founded in 2020 by Savita Gilbert and her husband Mark Gilbert. The stylish and sophisticated Inner Be Leaf® line of clothing includes dress wear, luxury wear, athleisurewear, and accessories.
Designer and CEO Savita’s artistic journey began as a talent she discovered in high school as a watercolor artist with a love for fashion design. Thereafter, however, art was a pursuit when and as time permitted, working around a busy professional career. This seemed fine until the pandemic arrived and art no longer felt like an option for her. It became a necessity, a release if you will, and her way to inspire others. Savita and Mark organized a socially distanced neighborhood fashion show in the Washington DC suburbs in 2021, to announce the founding of Inner Be Leaf®. They were stunned by the joy it brought to the local community and the rave reviews the Inner Be Leaf® clothing collection received. Immediately after, Inner Be Leaf® ’s ready-to-wear collection made its way to DC Fashion Week, followed by New York Fashion Week at Sony Hall, and within a short span of time, Inner Be Leaf was invited to showcase its collection in New York City stores. Additionally, the eponymous clothing line has been featured profusely on social media, TV, magazines, and in the news. The greatest testimonials are from wearers. Among them are CEOs, entrepreneurs, media hosts, bestselling authors, attorneys, and artists who love how our outfits augment their own unique self-expression and “Inner Be Leaf”.
Q: What do you like most about being a designer? What are some of your favorite achievements?
A: Savita is a watercolor artist and fashion designer. What she loves most is that all Inner Be Leaf® clothing has nature-inspired themes. Some are designed from fashion fabric imprinted with Savita’s extraordinary watercolor art. Other pieces incorporate subtle elements of nature-inspired themes in the elegant and fluid lines of the clothing itself. In essence, forms of art compound upon each other resulting in sartorial splendor.
A recent favorite achievement is the Inner Be Leaf® Cape Sleeve dress with Floral Buttons. That dress stunned on the New York Fashion Week runway in Times Square. You could hear the audience’s delight when they saw it. Almost within the month, an influencer woman, who loved the dress so much after seeing it on the runway, wore it to a prestigious recording of a video series, three thousand miles away, at a top university in Southern California. The video series was about creating a better world. She said the event was not only a grand success, but also, that the dress made her look iconic while she was in the spotlight. This is what Inner Be Leaf® truly is about!
Q: Tell us about your new collection. What inspired this collection?
A: The new Inner Be Leaf® collection showcases a sophisticated and stylish collection of dress wear for influencer women. We define an influencer woman as any woman who has a dream and acts upon it. We will get her dressed for her success! Our statement clothing supports the influencer lifestyle: cocktail dresses, red carpet looks, boardroom attire, stylish business suits, book-signing dresses, talk-show attire, and stylish fitness and athleisurewear…. you name it, and so you can look good in person or virtually, on or off the stage. Our mission is to get women dressed for success with natural style and flair!
Q: On October 5th, 2022, your video of your new collection premiered on IDFW. What do you hope viewers take away from watching your video?
A: Inspiration is what we are about from start to finish since we are all about nature-inspired styles. We want viewers to enjoy our bright colors, reflect on what most resonates with them naturally, envision wearing our dresses, and ponder on what they might see themselves do in them. We ask our viewers “What’s your Inner Be Leaf®?”
Q: What is your favorite part about participating in IDFW?
A: We love that the digital show and network have such a broad reach! The experience with IDFW has been great. We greatly appreciate that they offer a level playing field to newer designers. Congrats on this innovative way of bringing fashion to the world.
Q: Where can our readers find more information about your brand and see more of your work?
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