Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dita Von Teese - "Muse" Clothing line comes to Melbourne

Well, there's exciting fashion news, and exciting fashion news, and then there's this!

None other than burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese is coming to Melbourne in October to launch her brand new fashion line. If that wasn't exciting enough - the line is going to run to a size 20. 

From the press release:

A Sneak Peek of one of the pieces in the collection

Dita Von Teese Muse is the epitome of classic retro-glamour with a launch capsule collection that features five fabulous pieces, including vintage-inspired dresses and a tulle-layered trench coat. Each dress includes couture detailing and grosgrain ribbon that cinches the waist to create a svelte feminine silhouette for which the fashion muse is so renowned.
The collection showcases traditional features such as in-built corsetry, silk Crepe de Chine lining and silhouettes that are carefully constructed to suit the female form. The pieces are united by a classic colour-palette, which includes backstage black, ruby lips red and a stunning original rose print.
Dita Von Teese is delighted with the Muse collection, which is available in sizes 8 to 20 exclusively at David Jones in Australiafrom November.
"Offering a collection that caters to women of all sizes is very important to me," said Dita Von Teese.
"Muse is designed to complement a multitude of body shapes, so every woman can celebrate her natural beauty and feel sexy in a gorgeous dress," explained Dita Von Teese.
Dita Von Teese Muse dresses are timeless investment pieces that transcend seasonal trends, both in terms of their quality and design. Australian retailer David Jones welcomes the innovation at a time when shoppers are investing in sustainable product rather than disposable fashion.

Dita is a style icon as far as I'm concerned - she has a fantastic ability to merge classic vintage styles with a distinctly modern look. The thought of a tulle-layered trench coat has me swooning and the mention of black and red sounds very promising indeed.

I'm going to start saving my pennies now.. to acquire one of these pieces would be a privilege!
Here's hoping the trend of offering a wider range of sizes at this end of the market is one that continues. Dita is an astute business woman, clearly, hopefully when she reaps the rewards of this good decision other designers will follow suit! 


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