|Mallorca||Old cotton||Early 20th Century|
As you may have guessed, the March Collection is a celebration of spring that is about to arrive. Everything in our selection is an ode to the ‘fiesta’, to joy, to flourishing after the gray winter. Look at the beautiful Selva, it is full of everything and, nevertheless, you wouldn’t subtract anything. We love its majestic front with this set of pin tucks, embroidery and geometric patterns. And have a look at the cuffs. They open aristocratic, as if they were two flowers.
We love the Peter Pan collar, since it visually lengthens and stylises your neck. The collar also has beautiful embroidery that runs through it. And look at its straight, wide and slightly oversize pattern, that gets volume and movement from the darts just below the chest.
Selva is all excess and lordly flair. However we imagine wearing it with simple pants, worn boyfriend jeans or culottes, and a high, messy bun, leaving at plain sight the impeccable work of the front.
Selva is in perfect condition. Its cotton is flawless, soft and not excessively thick. The initial design of Selva only had buttons until the chest, but we added a few more buttonholes to make it easier to wear.
It doesn't appear in the pictures, but we added an extra buttonholes, so the blouse is easier to wear.
Length from top shoulder to bottom hem: 58 cm. Width from side to side at chest level: 60 cm.
Model is 162 cm tall and she usually wears size S tops.
The garments we offer are all at least 70 or 80 years old, some even more than one hundred. They are all from rural Mallorca, from those dowries which someone first embroidered years ago and were later stored in a trunk and forgotten about.
They are all simple items, hand-made and mainly white. All have tiny details such as embroideries which make them extremely special. You may find two blouses which look similar, but none are exactly the same. Several are embroidered with the initials or first name of the pieces' original owner.
We have searched the island from market to market, home to home, for the most beautiful blouses and gowns you can imagine. We have found old cotton and linen. Durable, fresh and breathable fabrics which are ideal as standard Summer wear.
All the garments you will find here have been completely restored. The process starts at the hands of an expert embroiderer who has carefully mended any imperfections it may have suffered over time. We really want our hemstitches, embossing and loop stitching to look as good as it did on the very first day it was worn.
Next the garments undergo a rigorous cleaning process to remove any hard staining from rust or damp. Please take into account that you may still find a loose thread or some patching or tiny staining that refuses to budge (don't worry we will tell you about it first). We believe that these slight imperfections aren't bad, in fact they are part of the history of the piece.
We assure you that nothing makes your feel as unique as wearing a unique piece of clothing like these ones, being able to imagine who tailored it for its original owner and now for you. Where did she live? What was her story? Or even better, to imagine that maybe it was worn at a particularly important event or time in her life. This, we believe, is quite magical.
Our garments have survived until today because the thread originally used to make them is so resistant. To keep them at their best condition possible, we recommend you do not wash at more than 30º, nor use fabric conditioner and only allow a medium spin
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