CLAIRE dress

100% cotton

CHF 995.00 Regular price
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Description

Uncover romance and beauty with the CLAIRE dress. With discreet side pockets and a matching fabric tie-belt, this exquisite garment showcases a lively floral print and intricate handcrafted elements, including a meticulously hand-cut scallop edge, hand-smocked honeycomb, and hand-pleated froschgoscherl, culminating in a captivating and charming aesthetic. Made from premium cotton with a silky finish, the CLAIRE dress shines with its intricately pin-tucked skirt. This careful craftsmanship lends the dress a unique volume and a light, elegant feel, ensuring a stunning and comfortable silhouette. Elevate your style effortlessly with this refined and elegant piece.

HANDCRAFTED DETAILS

HAND-CUT SCALLOP EDGE

The scallop edge hem, a distinctive hallmark within Anna‘s collections, stands as a testament to HORROR VACUI’s unparalleled craftsmanship and artisanal excellence. Meticulously shaped by the skilled hands of our artisans, each scallop is a symphony of precision and dedication. This handcrafted technique transforms the ordinary into extraordinary, revealing a nuanced artistry that transcends the constraints of mass production.

In our atelier, each edge of the fabric is intricately cut with precision, employing scissors to gracefully shape the rounds. The process is elevated with a meticulous finishing touch—fine stitchings that trace the curves with exacting detail. This labor-intensive technique encapsulates the essence of handcrafted luxury, ensuring that each scallop becomes not just a design feature but a tangible masterpiece.

The result is not just a scallop edge; it is a tactile poetry of skill, and a luxurious signature that defines the distinct allure of HORROR VACUI garments.

HAND SMOCKED HONEYCOMB

Enter the realm of sartorial mastery with our honeycomb smocking technique—a needle-and-thread ballet that sculpts diamond-shaped structures. The needle gracefully weaves through the first dot, repeats its rhythm with the second, orchestrates their union, and then elegantly stitches over this harmonious duo. Honeycomb smocking endows the garment with elasticity while concurrently fostering warmth and insulation within the diminutive air pockets it forms.

Our skilled artisans embroider the honeycomb technique completely by hand, ensuring the meticulous craftsmanship that defines our garments.

Rooted in German embroidery traditions since the 16th century, honeycomb smocking is the oldest of its kind. We take pride in preserving this artisanal heritage, infusing each garment with a touch of history and sophistication. Knots, tied with unparalleled care at each juncture, encapsulate the essence of our dedication to artisanal excellence.

HAND-PLEATED FROSCHGOSCHERL

The Froschgoscherl, originally adorning the bodice of a Dirndl—an emblem of traditional Bavarian attire dating back to the 19th century—stands as a pinnacle of artisanal finesse. Within our atelier, this meticulously handcrafted technique emerges as the pièce de résistance, embodying the epitome of ornate artistry.

The Froschgoscherl unfolds as a box-pleated garland trim meticulously crafted by the skilled hands within our atelier. This intricate process commences with the creation of a ribbon from the fabric of the garment. Each box pleat, a testament to precision, is meticulously folded from the ribbon and delicately pressed into its rightful place, transforming the material into a cascading symphony of texture and form.

As the process continues, the opposite midpoints between the leading edges of the pleats are delicately lifted with needle and thread and connected with a knot. This process is repeated with every pleat, invoking a dance of meticulous stitching. This handcrafted technique, reminiscent of the meticulous practices of Alpine costume, elevates the Froschgoscherl beyond a mere adornment—it becomes an ethereal manifestation of luxurious craftsmanship, a delicate ode to the art of creation.

 

Care Guide

Delicately launder this garment by employing a hand wash or gentle machine wash with a maximum temperature of 40°C. Refrain from using bleach or tumble drying. When ironing is necessary, do so with a low-temperature setting.

CLAIRE dress

CLAIRE dress

CHF 995.00