6.28.2011

dealtry + wiksten silk tank and dress

dealtry + wiksten collaboration
dealtry + wiksten collaboration
dealtry + wiksten collaboration
dealtry + wiksten collaboration
dealtry + wiksten collaboration

photography by Tara Donne

Here are the silk tank top and sundress that Helen and I collaborated on, modeled by the two of us.  Let me explain a little bit about our process.  First I gave Helen inspiration images and color swatches over the course of several design meetings.  After painting a few textile designs and discussing with me, she narrowed it down and scanned her choice into the computer.  Using Photoshop, she created a repeat and changed the color palette to a beautiful cerulean blue color with tiny pops of hot pink and neon yellow and orange.  We worked together on sourcing a company that could digitally print on our own silk crepe de chine fabric, and we found a printer here in the U.S.  Helen took care of the textile production side of things with her team at Woking Girl Designs while Wiksten took care of the garment design, patternmaking, cutting, and sewing.  Our end product is two garment designs that are totally easy, light as air, and joyous.  Perfect for a cheerful summer!

I'm in love with these colors because they're just so fun.  Of course there's the requisite Wiksten blue, but I'm so used to using muted colors that I wanted to do something a little brighter for a change.  The print looks floral from a distance, but up close it's an abstract painting.

You can pre-order here starting tomorrow.  Each garment will be made to order in your choice of S, M, or L.  (See size chart.)  These special pieces are limited edition.

25 comments:

DEADWEIGHT said...

These are both so gorgeous.

jennifer said...

wow, these pieces are fantastic!

Jennifer said...

Sooo Gorgeous.
I love the floral/abstraction.
Reminds me of a Nani Iro textile.
Awesome job.

Lauren Haupt Estes said...

These are so beautiful! Wonderful work!!

jen said...

beautiful! great collaboration.

joyce said...

so lovely! the colors are fantastic.

Neus said...

Super precious!!!! The pattern is lovely and the dress shape too, good team girls!!

amy a said...

Great job Jenny and Helen! Beautiful!

kenzie said...

so beautiful! The pattern is so great. So perfect for summer.

olive evening said...

Lovely!

Naomi said...

congrats, these pieces are beautiful! I'd love to do a collaboration like that someday. You two are an inspiration!

nicole said...

I love how the pattern has a slightly floral vibe from afar, but reveals a geometric surprise upon close inspection. And the shape of the dress is so easy and flattering.

Quinn said...

I love the color and the cut of the dress. The floral turning into abstract is also very cool.

eve said...

so beautiful! could you tell me what size you are wearing in the dress ?

angela said...

What a wonderful collab!

Just read about Anabela and Erin's collab too!

It's so great to hear and see the results of creative people working together.

jenny gordy said...

Thanks, everyone!

I'm a size 6 and wearing a size M in the photos, and Helen is a size 4 and wearing the size S.

celie said...

stunning!!

Katherine said...

These garments are lovely! The collaboration between the two of you is fabulous. Thanks for sharing the behind-the-scenes info on the creative process!

abby said...

So beautiful! I especially love the dress! That is the most gorgeous shade blue, and the print is totally awesome. Perfect collaboration you 2.

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love the dress! Adore the prints and fabric <3 X

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another feather said...

really lovely fabric and fit. a wonderful collaboration, can't wait to see more!!

Cheryl said...

Just so perfect! What a great collaboration.

briannelee said...

Such a pretty color!

Jennifer said...

GORGEOUS. A match made in heaven, you two!

Nicole said...

The blue in that dress is so beautifully vibrant! It just looks so enchanting.

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