When it came to designing the range, we decided on some golden rules to work within for each silhouette…
This is a classic take on early 60’s fashion. The transition from the 50’s leads us to a short, box-pleated, wide skirt. The skirt is stiffened to create the folds of the box pleats and hold its formal shape. Hemmed with hand finished bias binding, this skirt has a proud and sculpted line; the bodice has a deep ‘v’ shape crossover neckline on the front, and a deep ‘v’ shaped neckline to the back. The bodice is neatly fitted using the princess line seams through the waist, and meets the skirt at the low waist. We have cut this dress so that the skirt and pleating sit below the waist, creating the narrowest area in this design, and giving you a beautiful hourglass shape. The dress is fastened on the left side seam with buttons and loops.
This elegant design is set off by either a beautiful matt duchess satin, or for a slightly fuller look, a delicate Chantilly lace overlay. Your choice of sash will complete this lovely look – we adore this design, it is so wearable for all shapes!
We intend to develop this design by creating different neckline options and more sash detail choices, as well as adding a sparkly brocade to the fabric choice.
This design would look wonderful with the addition of the Farrow box jacket in a coordinating fabric.