Cruise 2013 Behind the Collection: Jessey Linen Dress
“Everyone needs a little white dress!”
ViX designer Paula Hermanny has some pertinent style rules not to be overlooked. One of these requires that a versatile white sheath reside in every woman’s closet. Much like the little black dress, the little white dress stands in as a wardrobe staple; but unlike its inky counterpart, this little white number is quite the herald of—shall we say—l’esprit libre.
“It’s beautiful and feminine, but still classic. I’m taking this to Costa Rica with me over Christmas,” declared Paula. She is, of course, talking about the Jessey linen dress, ViX’s interpretation of a garment light, bright and, well, white.
It was a certain cover of Vogue Paris, featuring fellow Brasilian, Gisele Bündchen, that first inspired Paula. The supermodel stood with swayed hip, clad in an airy Dolce & Gabbana frock with delicate, lace-like detailing. The more Paula thought about it, the more she liked the idea of the little white dress and she designed it using the lightness of eyelet linen, cut in a simple silhouette. The outcome was the Jessey, an effortless piece that marked the start of ViX’s dive into (white) linen resort wear.