Rare is the day that the chaotic universe of holiday fashion delivers up the most perfect, creamy little white dress. Effortless and versatile, a dress that’s as comfortable running errands and dropping by the office as it is attending every last holiday bash and New Year’s soiree on your jam-packed December calendar.
Rarer still does that dress hail from New York’s garment district (without breaking the bank), hand sketched by a woman who is as interested in anthropology and the history of fashion as she is in designing an ethical, timeless wardrobe, in hopes that the dresses she patterns from scratch will be passed on to the next generation.
Soft, yet structured, and flecked in a soft Japanese twill that fits like a kid glove, e. fitzpatrick‘s Inverted Pleat Yoke Mini is that dress. Thoughtfully designed by Erin Fitzpatrick from her home in Brooklyn, it strikes a quiet balance between texture and minimalism which Erin has stitched into each piece in her inaugural fall 2015 collection.
Unlike most dresses in my closet, I find myself pulling this one down to wear all. of. the. time. And when the holiday party season is over, I have a feeling it will still be going strong, paired up with a big sweater and booties as I dream of warmer weather and e. fitzpatrick’s second collection, slated for spring 2016.
Scoop up a piece from the fall collection before it’s gone forever, and enjoy Erin’s holiday gift to you: 25% off your order and free shipping through the end of the year with code: rosefig
Inverted Pleat Yoke Mini Dress, ℅ e. fitzpatrick
Eileen Fisher Shawl Collar Alpaca Blend Kimono Coat (sold out, similar here, here, here, here)
Saint Laurent Ligne Bag (Tradesy, similar here, here, here)
Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Pumps (thrifted)
Sizing: I’m 5’8″, 32″ x 24″ x 32″, wearing an extra small dress and small coat.
Happy holidays and the merriest New Year’s! xx Jess