April 11, 2012

Tiltan Blouse & Choco Vanilla Maxi Skirt

For me, the fabric makes all the difference. The various colors, textures, prints and feel are extremely important to me. Sometimes everything starts with choosing a fabric; I can feel a fabric and instantly know what I’m going to make of it and how it will look. Other times it takes a lot of time and effort to find the perfect fabric for one of my designs. I long for the day when I will be able to design and manufacture my own fabrics, and then only the sky is the limit.

When I saw the chiffon fabric of the skirt presented in this post, I knew right away it will beautifully match the maxi skirt I designed. The fabric has a crepe texture and a wonderful fall and flow to it, which is very important in a long skirt.

The ‘Tiltan’ blouse also started from choosing the fabric. I was looking for thin and smooth cotton fabrics with gentle graphic prints. I designed a short sleeve blouse, with a V-neck and a partial buttoning with three buttons.

The combination between a long flowing skirt and a graphic tailored blouse continues the contrastive concept with which I started designing my summer collection. I created a look that can be enjoyed throughout the day. The right accessory can transform a casual look to a richer evening look.