Helena Dress Black Linen
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A collaboration that was two decades in the making, fashion school friends Jason Matlo (founder of Matlo Atelier) and Alexandra Suhner Isenberg (founder of The Sleep Shirt) decided it was high time to collaborate on a project. The designers met over 20 years ago when they were students at fashion school in Vancouver, Canada. Now they have partnered together to offer The Sleep Shirt's first fashion collaboration. Discover more about the collaboration here and read Alexandra's interview with Jason here.
Named after Alexandra's daughter, this dress's foundation was inspired by The Sleep Shirt's traditional nightshirts. Alexandra asked Jason to rework one of the nightshirt shapes into something of his own and the result is a combination of the brands' signature elements. The Helena dress has the sleeves, straight body, and the back yoke details seen on the majority of The Sleep Shirt's classic shirts. Jason personalized the shape by adding a glamorous necktie and a ruffled hem. This chic, feminine, and playful dress that can be worn for an active life and workday, a modern cocktail dress that will make a statement after 5 pm or for lounging around in style. This linen is a medium weight, it isn't too heavy but it does feel a bit crispy at first. Once you've washed it a few times you'll find the fabric softens and feels great.
- Slightly flared dress with a necktie
- Features a ruffle hem and a bishop sleeve
- Each dress is handmade individually in the Matlo Atelier workshop in Vancouver, BC
- 10% of all sales of this item will go to Qmunity, a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives.
- We describe this fabric as light weight, semi-opaque, textured, and crisp. See our Fabric Guide below for more information.
- 100% linen, black. Due to the characteristics of this fabric, natural variations may occur. These variations should not be considered flaws.
- Hand wash and hang dry, take care of your shirt and it will last you for years
- Brand: The Sleep Shirt
- See this item in other fabrics: Helena Dress
- Model is 5'10" and wearing a One Size
- This item is available in three sizes: XS/S, S/M, L/XL
- XS/S: bust is 39.5" circumference, centre front length is 32.5", sleeve length is 25.5"
- S/M: bust is 43" circumference, centre front length is 34", sleeve length is 26"
- L/XL: bust is 48" circumference, centre front length is 36", sleeve length is 26.5"
- XXL/XXXL: bust is 52" circumference, centre front length is 38", sleeve length is 27", bicep measurement is 15.5" and hip measurement is 56" circumference
- Sizes S/M and XXL/XXXL are now made to order and will take 3 weeks to produce.