PESCA FRESCA ~ Pink Gingham Midi Dress
Dreaming of Italian Summers & Midi Silhouettes
The Pesca Fresca, Delta’s new pink gingham midi dress, has been totally influenced by my recent yearnings for Italian sunsets, rustic markets post siesta & Aperol in the Piazza. Pink and orange gingham just sung to my soul, a true clash pop of bright holiday colour, maintaining Delta Of Phoenix’s atmos and aesthetic whilst remaining relevant to the peach tones of this sustainable autumnal womxnswear collection. As I design sustainably, I have to always be aware of what fabric is readily available from my local and independent stores – gingham is a contemporary staple, a true Scandi-streetwear dream, and just works wonderfully with Delta Of Phoenix’s design ethos. The Pesca Fresca pink gingham midi dress is, in some ways, an evolution of the Astrid (from Cosmic Summer); with shirring placed horizontally along the bodice, creating an exaggerated focus on curve & hourglass silhouette. However, in order to emanate a more autumnal feel, a midi dress with an exaggerated fishtail seemed to truly radiate glamour & sensibility concerning the upcoming fiesta season.
A Pink Gingham Midi Dress With Zero Fabric Waste
Back at the end of 2020 lockdown, I created my first six brand pledges, where sustainability was an elemental focus. The Pesca Fresca pink gingham midi dress was designed with these pledges in mind, and now leaves zero fabric waste! This is super exciting for me as a brand creative & designer, as it proves that sustainable design is a possibility. All the pattern pieces of this midi dress are rectangular, and all are measured and proportioned in order to tessellate on a width of gingham, therefore leaving no fabric waste and truly being part of a sustainable autumn womxnswear collection.
Divine Nectarina – A Sustainable Autumn Womxnswear Collection
Emanating true Italiana madre glamour & sweet Harajuku peach tones, the new Divine Nectarina collection is another expression of unapologetic femininity, for me anyway. Being able to create a sustainable autumn womxnswear collection with minimal fabric waste is oh so wonderful, a Delta dream come true. The Pesca Fresca pink gingham midi dress is a sustainable garment yet still radiates the Call Me By Your Name aesthetic that I’ve been dreaming of. All Divine Nectarina garments are handmade by me in my home studio, and will always be made to order ~ further upholding Delta’s sustainability pledge, ensuring no remaining garments at the end of season.
~ Still life photos below were shot by Clo Newman @clonewman in her home studio, in a new COVID-19 safe & aware photoshoot set up.