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WHAT WE

BELIEVE

We believe in the unknown. 

We believe that the power of the mysterious should be revered; permitted to exist in a realm that is beyond reason and comprehension. This realm exists not as an entity whose rites are withheld, but rather as an atmosphere of suspended disbelief. It is in this realm that any manner of enchantment is possible, because in the moment that something begins to be questioned it has already become a reality in the mind. 

Surrounded by what we do not understand, we are eternally spurred by intrigue and wonder to pursue deeper relationships with uncharted matters. Some of these relationships develop by way of logic and understanding, and others are spawned by intimacy and familiarity. Still another faction remains, comprising that which we will never truly know- and this faction in particular is pivotal to the brand we want to create. 

THE ORDER is defined by a bewitching independence, a captivating virtue that turns heads without trying. It represents the trace of uncertainty that seizes your attention, eclipses your focus and begets wonder. This uncertainty is the fulcrum of THE ORDER as a brand, heeding the notion of paradox-- we all possess a duality of spirit, but one side almost always transcends the other. THE ORDER places a premium on the side that hides in the shadows, tempting even the most impervious souls to awaken the witch within.

THE ORDER's cloak-and-dagger campaign will resonate with rebels and reactionaries alike, indulging those who have met their darker side and kindling those who have not. The darker side in question is by no means wicked or depraved; rather, it embodies a deeper aspect of our soul. It urges those around us to read between the lines instead of judging by the cover, and to acquiesce the notion that we all have secrets- and some of them will never be shared.

 
 
 

OUR

MISSION

THE ORDER is a brand broadly symbolized by the lemniscate, the mathematical symbol for ‘infinity.’  As we know it, this symbol represents the boundless and infinite- an echo of the concept of ‘as above so below’ it once stood for when circulated through hermetic texts:

"That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing"

The brand was created as a vehicle to transcend the duality of spirit inherent in all of us, coaxing light where there is shadow and shadow where there is light. Seemingly opposed, these sides are merely specters of their potential when separated- but when joined together like the poles of a battery, they generate the energy of life.

So many of us seek, almost desperately, to define ourselves- but this brand was born out of a strong belief that there is beauty in ambiguity and that we are limitless. No one should have to choose which box they fit into- rather, they should be granted the freedom and ability to draw on the polarities within to generate an energy representative of their full potential. Our mission is for women to identify with the brand for a reason that is their own, because their spirits are too broad and beautiful for one person and one company to define.

 

 
 

THE

AESTHETIC


 

 

 

ABOUT THE ORDER

 

Jet-black, rebellious and compelling, THE ORDER is a conceptually-driven collection of womenswear created to transcend the duality of spirit we all possess. So many of us seek, almost desperately, to define ourselves- but this brand was born out of a strong belief that there is beauty in ambiguity and that we are limitless.

The garments of THE ORDER are comprised of dichotomous textures and silhouettes, simultaneously monogamous in color but promiscuous in depth. Light meets shadow and stark meets sheer, visually manifesting the spiritual paradox that defines the collection’s core.

THE ORDER beckons its believers; the deftly independent vixens who set standards instead of meeting them. A faction of femme fetales who revere the power of the mysterious, they are feminine yet fierce, seductive yet intimidating. Individualistic and discerning in parts, together they comprise a tribe pivoted on nonconformity whose driving purpose is to separate the signal from the noise.

Not bound by current trends, THE ORDER weaves a dark and powerful story of femininity that continues across the non-seasonally-bounded collections. Each piece is classic and can be integrated into any wardrobe. All garments are produced in an artisanal style in Chicago by designer/proprietress Nicole Maret.

Read more about Nicole here.

 
 
 

THE

MANIFESTO

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

We believe in the unknown. 

We believe that the power of the mysterious should be revered; permitted to exist in a realm that is beyond reason and comprehension. This realm exists not as an entity whose rites are withheld, but rather as an atmosphere of suspended disbelief. It is in this realm that any manner of enchantment is possible, because in the moment that something begins to be questioned it has already become a reality in the mind. 

 

THIS IS OUR CALL TO ARMS:

 
 
 

THE

SPIRIT

 

WHAT WE DO + HOW WE DO IT

 

Follow us from studio to sky, needle to nacho, runway to rendezvous...

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THE DESIGNER


 
 Photo by LP Deezign.

Photo by LP Deezign.

Chicago native Nicole Marét has this thing for excess. It all started with too many leopard print bandaids- that's when she was 5, and she didn't even have an injury. There's something about form over function that has driven her ever since, and nothing makes her happier than plotting new ways to dramatize and decorate the human body.  She is captivated by the myriad dimensions that can be forged by a single hue, with a prowess for fusing disparate textures to create garments that are monogamous in color but promiscuous in depth. Flirtatious with the macabre and reliant on shadow and sleight, her work specializes in the unorthodox and will sparkle with any counterculture coquette whose night begins when the clock strikes twelve.

If she isn’t threading needles well into the witching hour or furiously sketching on any available surface, you can usually find her deeply buried in a Tom Wolfe book or spoiling her pet fox. A typography and hairspray aficionado both shorter and smarter than she appears, she dabbles in the preposterous and has a penchant for red lipstick, magic and single-malt scotch. She snags any spare moment she can to hobnob with friends and family, dreaming up her next move in the breaths in between.

Nicole received her BA in Art Studio at UCSB, her BFA in Fashion Design at ILIA - Chicago, and operates locally as an independent graphic consultant, costume designer, sewing instructor and owner/designer of The Ørder.

 

For more of her work, please click here.

 

 

FILM + PHOTOSHOOT CREDITS


 

COLLECTION I

ILLA MAGUS

A/W 2013


PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY: Joseph Delhommer

WARDROBE DESIGN+STYLIST: THE ØRDER

MODELS: Annette Piton + Christiana Alese / MAKEUP: Jaimie Burger

 

COLLECTION II

LA GRANDE PRÊTRESSE

A/W 2014


 PHOTOGRAPHY

LOOKBOOK PHOTOGRAPHY: Petya Shalamanova

EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Eduardo Cintron

WARDROBE DESIGN+STYLIST: The Ørder / MODEL: Leslie Bembinster / MAKEUP+HAIR: Jenna Baltes

 

FILM

Fashion Designer - Nicole Marét

Production Company - Deboka Films

Director - Eduardo Cintron

DP Jake Zalutsky

Gaffer Sargon Saadi

Key Grip Ej Hunteman

Steady Cam Op Carl Wiedemann

Make Up / Hair - Chloe Hector

Make Up / Hair - Danielle Unick

Color Correction - Company 3

Colorist - Tyler Roth

Producer - Matthew Engel

Color Assistant - Paul Galati

Post-Production Audio Facilities - Static Studios

Lead Sound Designer - Steven Vandeven   

Round Designer - Paul Michael Evangelista

Re-recording Mixer - Steven Vandeven

Models: Annette Piton, Danielle Maddox, Leslie Bembinster, Caroline Foreman, Monique Sosnowski

 

COLLECTION III

PARADIGM

S/S 2016


PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY: Joseph Delhommer

WARDROBE DESIGN+STYLIST: THE ØRDER

MODELS: Annette Piton + Christiana Alese / MAKEUP: Jaimie Burger