We think we created succesfully a little black dress that both is suitable in a dark fashion wardrobe as well as in a colorful wardrobe. Interested in how we did this? Keep reading!
First a bit of history
The little black dress, also shortened to LBD, is the ultimate women’s wardrobe classic everybody has heard of. The little black dress is a popular style that’s extremely versatile that will dress women of any age. But what exactly is a little black dress and what is its origin?
A LBD is a black evening dress or cocktail dress with a simple cut and often short in length. Coco Chanel is, according to fashion historians, one of the most famous designers who popularized this iconic fashion item. Her idea was that the LBD should be long-lasting, versatile, affordable and widely accessible. Every woman should be able to afford herself to be chic. Vogue published Chanels version on its cover in 1926 of this fashion dress and called it Chanel’s Ford.
Why the color black?
Once the symbolic color of mourning and wealth, but in fashion it is praised for its mysterious, serious, and elegant qualities. Black slims the body, frames the face and hides imperfections. These specific facts are reason to state that every woman needs this simple yet elegant dress to be part of her wardrobe. It is classless, timeless and ageless.
Many designers besides Coco Chanel had their take on this iconic fashion dress. For example Givenchy, who designed the famous dress that Audrey Hepburn was wearing in the opening scene of film classic ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’’s.
Studied the aspects of the little black dress; timeless, ageless, long-lasting, versatile, affordable and accessible, we designed our version of this iconic fashion dress. Instead of using satin, silk or other rich fabrics, we chose a hydrophillic cotton because of its unique and easy to wear qualities. Its quirky appearance we used to create a rich, chic and, most importantly, easy to wear modern little black dress. The hydropillic fabric is ideal to use for a raw edge finishing. This gives the black dress a unique and unexpected appearance.
Keeping in mind it should enhance every womans beauty we created a shape that fits a diversity of body types. The chicness in this modern version of the LBD is created by the diagonal placed raw edge chiffon strips, which flows eleganty down the dress. Both the fabrics and the placement create a perfect symbiose within this black cotton dress which is both quirky and rich in appearance. We think we created succesfully a black dress that both is suitable in a dark fashion wardrobe as well as in a colorful wardrobe. Therefore a musthave for every woman! See for yourself!