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Knit dress with pvc panel at front, long sleeve, and zipper closure at back.

Who or What Were Your Biggest Inspirations During This Process?

The inspiration for this design is derived from the Hans Christian Anderson tale "The Emperor's New Suit". The tale is about how two swindlers came into town and tricked the Emperor into wearing nothing by making him believe they were weavers, declaring they had the finest cloth Imagined. “The colors and patterns,” they said, “are not only exceptionally beautiful, but any clothes made of this material possess the wonderful quality of being invisible!”

Lapratto tried to emulates this by providing color and patterns to be worn beautifully, but at the same time wearing so little that it is like you’re wearing nothing at all. The classic story focuses on one’s perception of invisibility. Lapratto brings that to life in the collection by making PVC garments which possess the swindlers quality of being “invisible.” Styling the PVC pieces over other garments tricks the eye and makes us wonder whether there really are clothes there or not.

Which Retailer(s) Would You Most Like to Sell Your Design?

Luisaviaroma,Barneys New York, and Net-a- porter

Judges’ Rating: 4/5

Judges’ Comments: “This is the perfect sexy date night outfit. The revealing top is paired well with long sleeves and a black simple bodice.” – Julie

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One Response to lapratto :: PVC Panel Knit Dress

  1. Ella says:

    This design by Lapratto is simply Posh. It definitely adds a whole new spin on the “little black dress” ! It is tailored to fit like a glove and it has the perfect amount of sexiness. 5 stars.


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