The siren’s call of shapes, the OLIVIA dress is designed for bold and daring days followed by nights of carefree dancing.
Saloni and the team love to create new shapes and this particular one was born when in artistic mood, Saloni Lodha a.k.a “Saloni Scissorhands” (as she is fondly known at the label’s London-based design studio) turned the GRACE around and cut it down the middle. In Saloni’s quest to constantly perfect a shape the OLIVIA was born!
This playful dress is all sensual sass, allowing its wearer freedom to style and wear it in her own unique way. The deep v-neck is accentuated by two symmetrical ruffles that gently graze the shoulders. Saloni mentions "I wanted the same elegance of the GRACE but more playful with a hint of skin showing for the summer.” A slit at the front is finished by a bow which in some versions known as the ‘draped-OLIVIA’ becomes a ruffle that spirals seamlessly into the skirt. Wear this dress to imbibe the Saloni spirit of spontaneity and movement.
Reese Witherspoon and Karolina Kurkova have both been spotted wearing it and Tabitha Simmons wore an exquisite white-on-white embroidered version for her wedding day.
Of the dress’ inspirations Saloni says, “When I’m working on designs, I love listening to music-especially old Bollywood or Hollywood songs from the 1940s and ‘50s.
Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era! I love the pure emotion of those songs from films with their beautiful costumes and epic dance sequences, they make me feel very nostalgic. I think the spirit of those films is in this dress.