Anyone stuck for what to buy me for Crimbo? In need of help / a gentle nudge?
OK, I'd really like this dress please. It is A V Robertson for ASOS BLACK and simply glancing at it makes me feel happy. Will you just look at that craftwomanship? It is luminous.
The dress is the creation of Amie Victoria Robertson, a 2014 Central Saint Martins graduate who bases herself in London town and specialises in iridescent embroidered womenswear and bold, beautiful accessories. With an internship CV to shout about (Christian Dior Couture and Alexander Wang anyone?), and a stint at Marc Jacobs in New York and Paris as a Design Assistant, the experience has clearly stood her in good stead. Her debut collection, created in homage of the great British Summer, combined oversized black polo necks with cut-out sections and beautifully hand-crafted opalescent flowers with Swarovski crystals and pearls - and caught the attention of Vogue no less.
I saw it first in LOOK Magazine, where a model stood like a beautiful glamazonian against a backdrop of neon (God's Own Junkyard, just round the corner from my gaff). The royal blue colour is striking, I love the thickness of the woven fabric and a bit of futuristic shine and metallic is always good for the season that was made to sparkle. The 3D floral embellishment makes the price tag worthwhile and the loose fit, although appearing to fall loosely over the body, is given a slick and dressy look with applique.
The dress is part of a clothing and accessories selection for A V Robertson for ASOS BLACK, based on her graduate collection, and was launched in early November just in time for Christmas. It features her signature 3D embellishment, tunics and A-line miniskirts and prices start at £85.
So, A V Robertson for ASOS BLACK V-Neck Mini Shift Dress with Embellished Detail, all I want for Christmas is you.