Pattern Puzzle: One Dress
What would a dress designed by 1,000 women look like? The One-Dress project directed by Malcolm Harris, renders this result:
I don’t know how many ways there are to wear it but based on colorways alone, you have four options (black, cobalt, magenta, and white). Fabrication is 100% silk knit jersey, retailing at $225. A portion of the profits benefit Womankind Worldwide and Kiva.org.
Pathetically out of the loop when it comes to modern designers, I wasn’t familiar with Mr. Harris but judging from this youtube video, he has an impressive body of work behind him. I wish I knew where to find his past collections but I can’t seem to find one central source. An aside: not unlike many of the designers I know, he’s not just another pretty face. This PR release says he’s got a masters degree in English Literature.
Anyway, your challenge is to do one better because the pattern is so obvious -once you see the photo of it that is. I had no idea what the pattern looked like, I had to skulk about till I found it. Specifically, how would you cut this to appeal to a broader range of body types and ages? Can you do this with sleeves? How about a bit of contrast, or a bit of added fullness or length to the skirt? Bonus points to brainiacs who come up with allocation (yield) for this style.