MBS x Naomi Clark: Everyday Dress, Silk Noil in Acacia, V.III
“Clothes made from geometric shapes - squares, triangles, rectangles, and circles - have eminent advantages over conventional dress: …They would end our artificial categories (white tie, black tie, afternoon, etc.). They can fulfill any number of functions. We shall again become aware of the inherent beauty of uncut materials” - Bernard Rudofsky
Our Everyday Dress has been hand painted by our artist crush Naomi Clark. Naomi joined us at our studio and created paints from our the same plant derived pigments that tint our collection. She painted two large panels of silk noil in separate and distinct color palettes, one composed of earthen tones created with Acacia Catechu, Henna, Sandalwood and Madder Root and another with floral tones created with Indigo, Cochineal collected in Oaxaca, and Quebracho Rojo. After each panel was painted, they were cured in the Texas sun and our four Everyday Dresses were cut from each color story.
Each piece is one of a kind, created in a one-time production run, which means supplies for this collaboration are limited.
Read on for a description of our Everyday Dress style.
Consider the Everyday style the North Star of our collection, the style that started it all, that guides the direction, mood and energy of our entire line. Humble geometry done just so, it conforms to innumerable body types, flatters and comforts while lending confidence to the women inside. It's on our desert island wish list, and, after all of these years, is still our best seller. Each edition we revisit the cut, proportion, fabrications and natural dye formulas for this style, so check back with us to see what's new.
Our Everyday Dress has been hand painted by our artist crush Naomi Clark. Each piece is one of a kind, in a one-time production run, which means supplies for this collaboration are limited.
Silk Noil is a linchpin of our collection, with a textural, suede-to-flannel hand and light body, it can easily be dressed up or down and worn season-to-season.
The Everyday Dress comes in a selection of premium fabrics that vary in both texture and fit. Shown here in Silk Noil. See more fabric options here.
Shown here in naturally dyed Peach. Our colors are derived from natural, plant based materials. See other color options here.
Laying flat: 40" back shoulder seam to hem, 27" base of neckline to hem, sleeve 9" across, hem 24.5", bust 25" across.
Fits sizes 0-18
Hand Wash with pH Neutral Soap in Cold Water and Hang Dry or Dry Clean. See our complete Garment Care instructions here.
Dyed items are made by hand in small batches, pattern and color variations may occur, making each piece subtly one of a kind.
Hand made in Austin, TX.
Please note: Items are made to order and may take 1-14 business days to process and ship. Returns and exchanges are gladly accepted, but due to the custom nature of every order, a 10% restock fee is charged for all returned products. Please read the policy page for all return and exchange information. Please email us if you need to know if an item is in stock: firstname.lastname@example.org