charlotte moss ibu collection

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In a quiet Moroccan village, Khadija meticulously composes a garden flower – petal by satiny petal – in her own vocabulary of thread. Over her shoulder, Charlotte Moss watches with appreciation, ideas blooming.  Moss and Susan Hull Walker have come to meet these artisans embroidering Ibu designs, to engage their skills, and to talk with them about their lives and livelihood.  Out of this and other collaborations, a whole collection is being born, Charlotte Moss for Ibu.

Pieces from the Charlotte Moss Ibu Collection

Khadia Cape
Moroccan cashmere with fine hand-embroidery by Khadia and the women of Ourika.
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Cropped Felted Jacket
The Seven Sisters of Kyrgyzstan have used generations of felt making techniques to forge this pattern atop a silk underlay and crafted it into a perfect cropped jacket.
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Seven Sisters Shawl
Carry this fun shawl with you for when the sun goes down and you want a little bit of cozy silky warmth wrapped around you.
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Zolayka Coat
Tea length evening coat with royal blue hand-embroidered detail from the hands and hearts of Afghanistan women.
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Cropped Felted Jacket
The Seven Sisters of Kyrgyzstan have used generations of felt making techniques to forge this pattern atop a silk underlay and crafted it into a perfect cropped jacket.
More at Ibu.com



Signature Ikat Kitten-Heeled Mules
Charlotte Moss chose her favorite ikat from friends in Uzbekistan - the real deal ikat hand-tied and woven in the Ferghana Valley.
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Velvet Kuna Clutch
For centuries, the coastal women of Panama and Colombia have been hand-stitching cotton into stunning geometric motifs, known as mola. Now you can carry one wrapped around a strong, sizable foldover clutch.
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Signature Ikat Turban
Made of beautiful silk-cotton ikat, handwoven in the Ferghana Valley in Uzbekistan.
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Double Tassel Earrings
Charlestonite Hart Hagerty has a line of delightful tassel earrings, crafted and dyed by women in Shanghai. This chartreuse pairs well with every piece of the Charlotte Moss collection. 
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Bone Bangles with Stone
Unique bone bangle detailed with silver and multiple stones from Nagaland, Indi.
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Embroidered Clutch
Hand embroidered in Uzbekistan, in the suzani tradition, these patterned clutches are a delightful gift.
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Tiala's Necklace
The eye-catching pendant is ancient shell money from Papua New Guinea. It was carefully joined with a hand beaded strand necklace form the mountain town of Nagaland, India. 
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Finding Ibu three years ago while in Charleston speaking, Charlotte walked away with not only a few treasures but a genuine connection to Ibu’s mission. A growing friendship led to visits, which led to conversation, which led to a beautiful collaboration in the making. Ibu asked Charlotte Moss to design a capsule collection of clothing in signature Charlotte style: classic, glamorous, bold, beautiful, sophisticated, and fun.

A visit to the Moroccan village of Ourika for a session with women whose embroidery trills over Ibu jackets and caftans, inspired new ideas and Charlotte’s Fall/Winter clothing designs. Jackets, coats, dresses, pants, shoes, bags, jewelry – all her favorite things, interpreted by women like Khadija, Latifa, and Fatiha.

charlotte moss ibu collection

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Text adapted from Susan Hull Walker’s Journal, “On the Road with Charlotte Moss.” Learn more about team Ibu and the Ibu movement.

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