Eastern Promise


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Eastern Promise is exactly what this print reminded me of: the kaleidoscopic colours used by Emilio Pucci when the 60s were swinging, and mini skirts and dresses were all the rage. The mini – a term derived from the word ‘minimum’ – although considered to be the calling of a younger generation, was worn by many women, who quite rightly felt they were not going to be restricted or constricted by someone else’s definition of ‘age-appropriate’ when dressing.

It was not so much stepping back into the past that made me want to make a mini dress in this fabric, but more the daring and different; as that is exactly the woman I had in mind when designing and making the dress named Eastern Promise. The name I felt was a calling to the exotic of the East, the neon lime green, turquoise orchids, with yellow daisies, a myriad of flowers set on a brilliant white background encased in abstract black ink stems.

In order to see the detail of the print more clearly I decided to break up the pattern by cinching in the waist with black faux snake skin effect, the sheen of which catches the light of the scales. You don’t have to concern yourself about the corset tie detail coming undone and revealing all, the faux support with suede tie-ribbons is to accentuate the wearer’s curves. The only-one-of-a-kind.

Fabric: Viscose and mesh lining
Size: 10
Loving care: Dry clean
Handmade in London, UK