Black takes center stage in this captivating look. The designer purposefully limited the use of materials to pearls, green amethyst, sterling silver, and subtle 14k gold accents, allowing the deep black tones to command attention. The choice of black in this collection holds personal significance for our designer.
The color black carries a rich historical significance. In Roman times and the Middle Ages, black symbolized authority and dignity. However, during the 13th century, it became associated with sinister connotations and death, often linked to black animals like cats and crows, which were considered symbols of evil.
Producing black dye was a costly and labor-intensive process, primarily utilizing bark, roots, and fruits. However, the resulting dyes were often bluish, grayish, or brownish in tone. The most desirable black dye was obtained from Oak apples, requiring a significant quantity of these small objects to yield a small amount of dye.
In the 14th century, black clothing gained popularity. In certain regions, rules prohibited wearing specific colors unless one held a high social rank. Wealthy individuals without noble titles sought a way to display their affluence, and black, being an expensive and unrestricted color, provided them with an avenue to do so. Consequently, the demand for black fabric grew, leading to advancements in dyeing techniques.
The allure of exquisite black clothing did not go unnoticed by society. The elegance and depth of the color captivated the European nobility, and by the end of the 14th century, foreign kings and princes also embraced black attire. Thus, black became the preferred color for noble young men, establishing its association with wealth and prestige for centuries.
The designer’s love for history and luxury inspired the selection of black for this collection.
The top is predominantly crafted from chiffon, with an additional underlayer to ensure opacity.
Adornments on the top include sterling silver beads and freshwater pearls.
A layered Venice lace necklace is incorporated into this ensemble, featuring a green amethyst set in a four-prong sterling silver setting, encircled by freshwater pearls.
The belt features exquisite Venice lace, complemented by 14k gold beads, sterling silver beads, and freshwater pearls. Its centerpiece is a stunning green amethyst measuring 16×12 mm and weighing approximately 7.5 carats, elegantly set in a sterling silver prong setting.
The earrings are crafted with delicate lace and sterling silver, adorned with lustrous freshwater pearls, adding a touch of sophistication to complete the ensemble.
The skirt is made with Punta di Roma (70% viscose and 30% polyamide)
Included with his look: *Tops *Skirt *Belt *Gloves *Necklace *Earrings