I blogged about the Kaleidoscope dress in fab Orangey Red when we first showcased it at London Fashion Week for SS12. Martha Ward had loved it, spied it and blogged about it for Vogue.co.uk.
Well its finally here. The dress itself has so many characteristics that it has taken a little while to launch. The fabric was woven especially for this style in Italy, the exact colour of the dress
was achieved by dying the yarns to the colour of a 1950’s ballgown. The lustre of the structured cloth shines orange, and sometimes red. It is quite difficult to describe the depth and intensity of the
vintage twill weave. I guess it has to be seen or imagined.
The structured hooped style of the skirt has been lengthened a little to fall in line with the season’s feeling for true 1950’s spirit. Each hoop of the skirt is supported by a lightweight crinoline,
which gives the fun circular shape some structure. The balance works well though, with the slightly dropped waist and wonderfully fitted bodice, the dress is without a doubt totally flattering.
The neat front placed tissue pockets, are there to add an extra ounce of charm, and are fun to move the skirt around with.
Tiny waist making ,..absolutely joyful to wear and an updated Audrey Hepburn classic, which could make you smile , glide and twirl around into the next decade and for decades to come too.
Heels are a must for this frock. It is for fun, for parties and fabulous events whichever the season.
and,..if the dress is worn to an event, for which indeed it would be perfectly placed. We recommend Alnatt by Gina Foster.
As well as being available to buy online at http://www.suzannah.com, and in store at our boutique in Little Venice London W9, The Kaleidoscope dress can also be found in The Design Centre in Dublin, and the Kimono boutique in Limerick, Ireland.