Soleil Nation has had a world of influences in her short life. Born of a Filipina mother and an American father, she has been privileged to travel great distances and enjoy many cultures. Her dynamic sense of self goes way beyond her five years of age, her creative artistry is but one such example. Her sense of style, her comfort with all types of people, young or old, and her intuitive nature would have you believe you are not speaking to a child not yet entered kindergarten.
Soleil started painting at age four, and was the youngest artist to showcase her paintings during the first only kids’ exhibit, happening simultaneously with Art Basel in Miami Beach in 2018 – “Wonder”. Since then she has been accumulating private collectors and her works hang in many prestigious homes and collections. Recently, one of her pieces was sold for thousands of dollars at a live-auction, during the 5th annual gala for Little Dreams Foundation (founded by Phil and Orianne Collins) in which she was also their first and the youngest ‘Little Dreamer’ art award recipient. Because of her talent, she was awarded private tutelage by the world-renowned legendary artist, Romero Britto.
Her happy go lucky nature comes across in her ability to captivate people and put her original happy thoughts into her art.
Her original works are self-taught and at this time, limited only by the materials she uses and the restrictions of not having her own studio but the world itself. She names her works and sees them as gifts to be enjoyed by all.
Artist Turned Fashion Designer
As a young future icon fashion designer, having fun and expressing love is very important to Soleil and this is reflected in her work. Art has always played an important role in the Fashion World and is constantly used as an inspiration. Soleil’s fashion brand is just that, her fabric designs derived from her own artwork.
In today’s society, we are under constant and intense media bombardment about what is “accepted” and capitalism has turned fashion into a tool for mass production and fast consumption. Slowing down. The process, Soleil wanted to concentrate on the essence of human relationship which for her is Art, fabric, and common ground.
This fun spring/ summer collection explores inclusivity while prideful of our own tribe. It was inspired by a Japanese culture called osoroi code (おそろいコーデ), or matching outfits, and we do it when we’re out with friends, partners or family. Osoroi code people say that wearing matching outfits is an expression of their love and closeness with their partners or friends.