astral crossover dress

Silk Crepe

$ 315.00

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  • Description

    This design was inspired by a fascination with one of my favorite albums, Astral Weeks by Van Morrison. The album’s sound is infinitely interesting to me, it’s hard for me to follow the melody and each track ends with a lack of resolution. I love the unanswered question, the tension it leaves me feeling. I wanted to experiment with that concept in pattern making - stretch the mind, leave something to the imagination. The cut of this garment does just that - it’s made with a single pattern piece, cut four times and assembled in an origami-like puzzle. The panels cross from front to back, creating a beautiful intersection at the armscye. At first glance it’s difficult to discern where a stretch of fabric begins and ends, and the crossing panels can be worn with the dip of the V in the front creating a delicious art-deco seaming pattern, or with the V in the back nipping in the waist and drawing an exquisite line of tension across the upper panel.

    Just past the knee in length, wear this dress on it’s own for dinner and drinks on a rooftop, or over cutoff tapered denim and worn in boots to the market. Luxurious matte silk crepe can be worn casually with your most-loved denim, or dressed up for evening. Worn solo or layered as a tunic - an excellent, all-season dress.

  • Quick Info

    - Elegant, crossover dress
    - Just past the knee length
    - Reversible - can be worn with the V in front or back
    - Slightly capped sleeves that cut a straight line across the shoulder
    - 100% Silk Crepe
    - Available in XS-XL
    - Cut and sewn to order just for you in our Nashville studio

  • Material

    Silk Crepe

    100% Silk

    A fluid, sand-washed silk crepe de chine that drapes and moves like liquid. Just subtly skimming the skin, it feels like butter on. Has a muted, ultra-soft finish, with a barely-there sheen visible only with movement. This is an extremely high quality, medium-weight crepe that's durable and opaque - meant to be worn, not coddled. All of our silk is garment-washed, so it has a lustrous yet matte finish and is totally machine washable with no change in texture or shrinkage. We had this silk custom developed for us, and it's finally just right. It wears well and holds up to washing, but still has the airy quality that makes silk wonderful. Nature has already given the fiber so many of the properties humans need in clothing, without having to add synthetics or chemicals or alter its structure. It's highly functional, and at the same time indescribably beautiful. The drape and movement of silk on the body feels just as good as it looks.

    Available in two rich, elegant neutrals - a soft, rich black, and warm, earthy moss.

    Machine washable - wash on gentle cycle with cool water, tumble dry on medium heat. Hems, necklines and sleeves will wrinkle - press with steam to shape and they’ll return to pristine, crisp edges.

    Click here to read more about the properties of our silk crepe, where it comes from, and how to care for it!

  • Fit

    Available in sizes XS-XL. See our size chart to determine your size.

    Intended to have a slim but comfortable fit. Crossover pattern allows for some wiggle room between sizing - panels will overlay to fit. Should fit closely in the bust and shoulders with a slight trapeze flare in the waist and hip. Just beyond the knee in length. Can be worn with the panels arranged so the V is in the front or back. Runs true to size.

    Cecily is wearing a size Small and is 5’ 9” with a 34” Bust, 25” Waist, and 36” hip.