**We are currently sold out of our Silk Crepe in Ivory. We expect to have this fabric restocked in 1-2 months, and will update our website when it is available again. Thank you for your understanding!**
Named after Japanese-American sculptor Ruth Asawa, this tie belt draws inspiration from elements of the traditional obi, but also brings in elements of traditional menswear and art deco wraps and sashes. Asawa's work suggests the infinite curvature of the human form, transformation of shape, and manipulation of volume—all of which resonate deeply with our intention of adding belts to the Signature Collection. Use this piece to metamorphose our most oversized, fluid garments into new and transformative shapes. Subtle curves or dramatic cinching add endless options to your wardrobe. Widest at the center, this belt tapers gently towards the ends. Wrap it around your waist twice, knotting or tying it into a bow in the front or off to the side for a more asymmetrical look. Or go a different direction, and wear it like a cummerbund knotted in the back with romantic, trailing ends. It's a statement piece that feels immediately secure and substantial on the body. And after a gloriously indulgent meal, all you have to do is loosen the knot a bit—no need to feel restricted.
My favorite way to wear this is in monochromatic outfits with a matching tunic or dress, but contrast is also eye-catching. Use it to close open front-jackets or to completely transform the look of our boxier styles like the Georgia or Harper.
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