Well, well, well. The 2020 Voloshin X TME collection was designed with travel in mind. In fact, it was designed for a trip to the Greek Isles. It was designed, um, for my trip to the Greek Isles.
Which isn’t happening.
For obvious reasons.
But the breezy, comfy pieces we dreamed up for wandering around Symi or Rhodes also happen to be pretty spot-on for a hot summer of strolling around the block, backyard barbecues, patio lounging or heading to the shore.
2020 Voloshin X TME: Breezy Summer Dresses & A Pretty Top
So here’s the first drop of our 2020 Voloshin X TME collection. This drop features easy day dresses for lounging or eating…or, better yet, lounging and eating. Both of these dresses are so comfortable to wear, yet have some unique detail that makes them almost glamorous (a plunging neckline, a chic one-shoulder) and the results are playful, effortless pieces that work just as well at home as they would on some far-flung vacation.
Next year. We can wear them somewhere far-flung next year.
For now, though….
The Lulu Maxi Dress was inspired by Linzi. True to form, we argued over how much skin to show, and Amy Voloshin (the, um, *real* designer involved) came up with a perfect compromise: one slit, high enough to make me happy (but not too high to make Linz uncomfortable) AND adjustable straps on the neckline of the dress.
Furthermore, the design of the dress is such that sizing is totally forgiving. SO: if you really want a plunging neckline (yes, yes I do), go up one size in the dress.
The dress is made from that ‘cloud-fabric’ — a term we coined for Voloshin’s softest cotton gauze a few years ago — and comes in both black or coral. We worked hard to get that coral just right, Gang, and we’re thrilled with the results.
The Tate One-Shoulder Dress came about because we wanted something sophisticated and chic…yet comfortable. It also had to be uncomplicated — a dress that was easy to wear, something we could eat in (not too tight on the stomach), and something long enough to keep the back of our thighs from sticking to a chair when sitting.
Not to brag…but we nailed it.
The lines of this dress also work with a layer on top, for those cooler summer nights. I recommend a denim jacket.
Cute little linen tanks are my very favorite tops in the summer. So naturally, we wanted to create something that felt special, something that looked especially good with denim. This Bliss Tie-Shoulder top was the result. It has a flirty, playful vibe I can’t get enough of. Available in black or white.
Bliss Tie-Shoulder Top (xs) |
It’s been a rough few months, so we’re starting slow. But we do have one…more…drop coming in a few weeks to finish up our 2020 collection. As always, a sneak peek will be available in our newsletter, so sign up here if you haven’t already.
A huge thank you to Amy and Leo Voloshin for another gorgeous collaboration. We love working with you both, and supporting a small-batch, slow-fashion lifecycle.
If you are newer here (and haven’t yet heard us declaring our love for all things Voloshin)…Voloshin was launched in 2017 by husband and wife team Amy and Leo Voloshin. The line is inspired by Amy’s collection of globally sourced antique textiles and garments, and is produced by skilled artisans in India, with a focus on fair labor and ethics. Founded on the principles of integrity, respectful design practices and care, Voloshin strives to make clothes that feel as good ethically as they look aesthetically. As a mother and a lover of fashion, Amy also sought to create a line that was easy to care for without sacrificing style. Our collections feature feminine silhouettes made from Earth-friendly fibers that are machine washable—as effortless to maintain as they are to wear.