Bees and Honey

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Limited edition of 40 pieces worldwide

The COMMON HOURS Bees and Honey reversible gown is crafted from Italian double silk satin in sage and champagne ombré, milled and printed in Italy and hand-embroidered by Chanakya artisans in India. Complete with a wide printed waist tie, narrow roulettes and hand-embroidered thread loops to close the garment and accentuate the shape, this piece is finished with extended underarm cut-outs and inseam side pockets.

Reversible A-side

The A-SIDE of the 'Bees and Honey' gown shows a gradient of silvery sage and champagne, minimally decorated to provide respite to its maximalist reverse. An intricate honeycomb pattern swirls across the back, while selected lyrics to James Reid and William Reid's 'Just Like Honey' (most famously performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain) are hand-embroidered along the sleeves and lapel.

Reversible B-side

Featuring a different gradient of rich golden hues, the B-SIDE is decorated with graffiti bees, an artistic expression of beauty and dissent. Delicately embroidered silver gossamer thread wings flutter throughout, while passages of printed text tell Greek mythology tales of the land of milk and honey, the nectar of the gods and its creator, Melissa the bee. Carefully selected words are hand-embroidered for added texture and an almost embossed effect.

  • Details

    Hand-embroidered by Chanakya artisans in India
    Fully reversible
    Silvery sage, champagne and gold
    Two side pockets inserted on the seams
    Brand logo hand-embroidered on collar
    Edition number hand-embroidered on centre front, near the hem
    Detailed hand-embroidery throughout by Chanakya artisans in India
    Designed to be worn loose, or cinched and belted
    One size fits most

  • Licensing

    Lyrics from 'Just Like Honey’, (most famously performed by The Jesus and Mary Chain), hand-embroidered across the sleeves and lapel. Lyrics used under licence. License details as follows:

    ‘Just Like Honey’
    Words and music by James Reid and William Reid
    © Copyright Plastic Eye Ltd and JAMC Productions Inc.
    All rights administered in Australia & New Zealand by Native Tongue Music Publishing Pty Ltd.
    All print rights for Native Tongue Music Publishing Pty Ltd administered in Australia and New Zealand by Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd ABN 13 085 333 713
    Use by Permission. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorised Reproduction is Illegal.

Size and fit

One size fits most


100% Italian silk
Specialist dry clean only