Swoon: Calliste Skirt

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What you’re looking at.

Skirt created from hand-dyed antique silk, lace, tulle & reclaimed vintage slips.

Who made it.

The busy hands behind Gibbous Fashions.

Why we love it.

We were immediately struck by the intense level of detail and the gorgeous color combinations present in this skirt. The maker mentions on her website that malachite, pink and green tourmaline and quartz were present on her workbench at the time and we can attest to the fact that the colors are spot on to those inspirations.

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We really adore the wide variety of textures and layering, and while we believe this style is easy to do badly and difficult to do well, we think Gibbous nailed it. The colors and textures mesh wonderfully together and it is the right combination of manic and structured. For us, this skirt evokes the feeling of a shipwreck and grasping for beauty. Gibbous mentions it being a skirt for a mer-maiden and we couldn’t agree more.

The only critique we can offer is that we wish that the zipper was not so bold – it is the flattest portion of color on the entire piece and we yearn for it to be sewn inside or for it to disappear into the layering.

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Forest and Fiber is Jared and Suzanne Karnes, a pair of married makers with a love for hand made body jewelry and clothing.

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