This floor-sweeping dress is made of peach-colored silk gazar and uses an abundance of fabric to create a voluminous A-line silhouette. A wide band sitting high on the chest acts as the origin point for the front dress panel. It is held up by delicate string shoulder straps that criss-cross over the back and then attach to another band sitting at mid-back level. The front band connects to a voluminous front panel which features pleats on each side of the center front, while the back incorporates volume through an excessively flared back panel that falls to the floor as a train. The dress is lined for comfort, slips on over the head and has an internal belt to fasten the back of the dress to the body. It is finished neatly with baby hems, except at the top free edges of the front panel where the fabric’s unfinished selvage is used to symbolize the struggles of an imperfect life.
This piece has been carefully designed and constructed in Beirut, Lebanon.