The bespoke women's collection includes flowing dresses, stately jackets, graceful shirts, and even comfortable trousers that fit like a flattering skirt. All Ivey Abitz garments are sewn and finished to high standards that include french seams, seam binding, and fine stitching. These sewing standards complement the intricacies of each design.
A Simple Complexity of Design
A seemingly simple design like the new Milton Jacket is actually complex. Upon a closer look, one can see the collar is made of many different pieces of fabric with several rows of top stitching all around for structural and aesthetic reasons. These typical Ivey Abitz details are subtle, yet it only takes a few seconds to notice such fine work.
Fabrics Add a Touch of Season
Four stunning brocade fabrics highlight the fabric palette for the new Ivey Abitz holiday collection. The designer herself admits to favoring the brocades because they embody what Ivey Abitz is all about. They are beautifully made in the United States, intricately woven, and made with premium fibers from the best mills. All of Ivey Abitz's garments are also made in the United States, which means a great deal to the company and its clients.
The luxurious brocades are named for the season. For example, Pine Needle Floral Brocade suggests the hues found in holiday garland. Candlelight Floral Brocade suggests the warm hues of evenings by the fire.
In addition to brocades, there are versatile linen and cotton choices that can be mixed and matched for everyday wear.
Brocades Are Versatile
The brocades are equally versatile, according to designer Cynthia Ivey Abitz.
"At first glance, one might look at the holiday brocades and think, 'oh, those are very dressy,' because they're so intricately woven. Someone might love a brocade but think it's too extravagant for their lifestyle or for where they live, but it's really about mixing and matching and putting it next to our other fabrics like our everyday linens. That dresses it down and makes it wearable for every day."
Holiday Collection Transcends the Season
As Edwardian as it looks, the designer maintains that beauty and meaningful design transcend time and trends, and that is the point of her new collection.
Ivey Abitz says, "The new collection embodies the hallmark of Ivey Abitz, which is versatility. The new designs and new fabrics were made to never go out of style. When someone orders from the Holiday 2012 Collection, they are making an investment and not buying into a trend that will be outdated next year. Ivey Abitz can be enjoyed for years to come, into future decades, and into the next generation."
Where to Get It
Ivey Abitz creates clothing that is custom made for each and every client at a price point that is a fraction of off-the-rack, mass-produced high fashion, giving their clients tremendous value for one-of-a-kind garments.
The Ivey Abitz Holiday look book features 20 looks, 11 new designs, and 16 fabrics. Garment prices range from $90 for a scarf to $1200 for a brocade jacket. See it on their website at http://IveyAbitz.com/
Linesheets, photos, and designer interviews available by calling 888-933-9796.