A shirt dress is an essential part of any modern woman’s wardrobe. It is the quintessential mix of borrowed-from-the-boys cool and refined feminine chic.
Alex Black spent months researching the ultimate cotton, ensuring the best possible finishes (including French seams, whip-knot finish buttons, bagged out hems, superior quality interlining and thread) to create a timeless shirt dress that feels totally luxurious and will last for years. Her aim was to create the perfect fitted shirt dress in a clean and crisp palette. She put obsessive amounts of thought into the women who would wear her dresses and it was vital that the collection was not rooted in any one country – they have to fit with the wearer’s life, regardless of where she travels to in the world.
Complementing the shirt dresses are three classic leather belts that will become wardrobe essentials. The belts are as thoroughly considered as the shirt dresses – the black belt doesn’t have any visible metal so as to avoid clashing with gold or silver jewellery, the belts all have extra holes so as to be worn at the waist or on the hip and each has a floating loop in order to keep the ends of the belts neatly tucked away.
A pair of earrings complete the ALEX BLACK collection.
Alex is a British designer who has lived in New York and Hong Kong, but for now, Edinburgh is home.
- South China Morning Post 48 Hours Magazine, July 2014