Dario 1-Large
Elegant Curiosities
Look / Nouveau


As an inspiration our designer looked at the art nouveau period. flowy, floral, nature but giving it her own twist.

There is a built-in bra part as the chiffon fabric is a bit see-through.

On the back of the top there are bronze alloy chains and ornaments with dangling freshwater pearls and sterling silver beads and 24k gilded details the earrings are made to match the back of the top.

The top is adorned with filigree ornament that have 24k gold and sterling silver hand plated details on them.
This look is also decorated with freshwater pearls and a green amethyst set in sterling silver.

There is a matching belt with the top that closes with a bow on the back.

The headdress has a green amethyst set in sterling silver in the center and also has purple amethyst cabochons, freshwater peals, sterling silver and 24k gold plated details.

The Sterling silver set green amethysts that are on the top, headdress and belt are ca 10 mm and ca total of 10 ct.

The skirt is made with Punta di Roma (70% viscose and 30% polyamide)

Included with his look: *Top *Skirt *Belt *Gloves *Headdress *Earrings

About the collection

The pieces are designed for anyone who wants to express their femininity, people who want to stand out in something luxurious, unique and exclusive. Every piece of clothing is also a piece of jewellery. Just a few examples of what you can find on her designs: historical remnants, 24k hand gilded and silver-plated details, gemstones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and 14k gold. All to give you the feeling that you are not just wearing a piece of clothing, but a jewel with its own story and inspiration.

Designer: Laila Verseput / Elegant Curiosities
Model: @anacyml
Photograpy: Laurens van Riel
Intern Coupeuse (skirts): Julia Eliene Vos
Music Production Showcase: Robin Post & HermanusArtisticus

Why is my collection black?

I personally wear black about 90% of the time as it looks classy and stylish, but there is a deeper meaning to the color and for that we have to look into history.

In the Roman times and Middle ages black was associated with authority and dignity. Later in the 13th century the color black was associated with sinister and death, for example black animals like cats and crows were considered evil.

Black was an extremely expensive color to produce and was mostly made from bark, roots, and fruits, however most were bluish, grayish, or brown in tone. The best way to get black dye was to use Oak apples. These are very small so you need an extremely huge amount to get a little bit of dye.

In the 14th century black clothing became popular. At the time, mostly in Italy, there were rules that wouldn’t allow you to wear certain colors, if you were not in the high ranks of society. Wealthy people without ranks wanted to stand out too and there was no law on the expensive color black. This way they could still show their wealth, and so the demand for black fabric grew and with that did the skills of the dyers.

Beautiful black clothing did not go unnoticed by society. The color was so dark and elegant that the nobility classes of Europe took to wearing black. At the end of the 14th century, foreign kings and princes took interest in black clothing. So, black became the color of choice for noble young men for centuries.

My love for history and luxury made me choose this color for my collection.