The Iris is SALONI’s homage to dance, an art form with a long association to fashion. American choreographer Merce Cunningham said, “Dance is an art in space and time”.
Saloni herself recalls “The brand once shared an office floor with a dance studio and while I was working at my desk I could see the dancers gracefully practicing their movements. I wanted to create a dress inspired by the movement of the dancers, a dress that would feel like flying through the air.”
Although made from over eight meters of fabric, the dress is sleek in its proportions, falling straight and gracefully from the shoulders for a flattering silhouette. The Iris is both flowing and flattering, it’s drapery adding subtle drama as it swirls and moves.
True to the multi-faceted nature of SALONI pieces, the Iris comes with the option to leave it open or to tie the dress at the waist for a more fitted version. This also makes it a wonderful dress to wear during full pregnancy, to breeze around on holiday, or to style more formally for a wedding.
As legendary dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch once said, “Everything must come from the heart, must be lived.” Wrap yourself in the magical drapery of the Iris and dance to your own tune.