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.
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.
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.