Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Woven Wonder

This dress from Holly Harp is all about the fabric. It is a lightweight woven silk with grey and red contrasting threads. The pattern woven into the material is an elaborate nature motif complete with birds, leaves, flowers and clouds. Gorgeous in person and very difficult to describe via blog, this one is not to be missed. The construction is elegant and interesting without being overwhelming. There is an attached capelet that ties at the bust. The hemline opens into a seductive slit at the knee. The material is cut on the bias so it has a fair amount of give where you need it. This is a piece for a collector or someone who has cultivated an appreciation for fine, antique fabric.

Holly Harp antique fabric red and grey dress with bird theme, c.late 60's. Contemporary size 4.

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