The design for the neckpiece and belt began as a spontaneous collaboration between Ludovico and Hannah as a method to integrate 3d printed elements complementing Hannah’s Supima Design Competition Capsule Collection for MBFW 2013, NY. The collection theme was “Insides”- exploring the hidden physical and personal inner self. This unique human self, which is often draped with exterior layers of life and superficiality, reveals itself outwardly in waves of transformation and possibility. The neck and belt pieces are designed as fluid shapes inspired by curvilinear transitions and gradient forces that form articulated and elegant DNA-like ornaments. The design is shaped on multiple scales and mimics the continuous morphing between one part and another, uniting to create a coherent whole. The variation of materials in the garments, neckpiece, and belt is unique yet transitions, creating a symbiotic “one”, where individual parts, ornamentation, texture, structure and material become a unified collection.
The evening breeze caught the luscious silk fabric on the Cabiria Stefania dress making it cling to my body shapes. I love the modern/retro fusion that runs throughout Eden Miller’s line.
I am addicted to vintage/pinup styling (which I think is pretty obvious from my posts. heh). But, I am always envious of smaller women who can find elegant modest vintage finds at thrift stores and consignment shops. At my size, the only vintage items I have an easy time finding… are hats (and my head is rather large, so even those are a challenge). As much as I love the full sweep pinup swing dress silhouette that has become the spirit animal of the pinup/rockabilly revolution (in fact, I have a bunch to post soon that I am very excited about!)… sometimes I want to wear something vintage/retro inspired that is less cliche and a bit more understated.
Cabiria was the first ever exclusively plus size line to walk the runway during New York Fashion Week. Is it weird that I feel rather honored to be wearing a part of plus size fashion history?
I plan to write more about my love affair with this dress, brand and designer, soon! I just had to share this photo with you asap. xoxoxo Vivi