December 23, 2013 - Comments Off on The Story Behind Nicole Lenzen’s Designs: the Bubble Dress
by Lisa Viet
The recently launched Nicole Lenzen New York collection takes us through an amazing story of elegant, contemporary, feminine silhouettes conveyed by dresses inspired by vintage fashion and swing dancing.
After the Elena dress and the Mariposa dress, we now introduce the original design that inspired the entire Candy Collection: the Bubble Dress. Drawing from the playful airiness of bubble gum, the dress silhouette is feminine, flattering and fun.
The quintessential Candy dress
As the first dress design that led to the entire Candy Collection, the Bubble dress draws inspiration from bubble gum and candy that will transport you into a whimsical world of fun and play. From the candy ribbon folds of the belt to the lightness of the skirt, the sweet Bubble Dress is perfectly delicious.
This playful hourglass silhouette has a sleeveless bodice and flattering boat neckline. The bubble hem provides just the right amount of fullness while the sheen of the silk accentuates the natural movement of the skirt.
Created in two different types of fabric – a fair trade Indigo Handloom silk with an amazing iridescent sheen available in teal and pink, and a classic black and white polka dot silk charmeuse – the Bubble dress is a modern reminiscence of the 1950s that will not go out of style.
The 1950s revised with a modern eye
The simplicity of this 1950s-inspired style makes it perfect for accessorizing, and allows it to transition seamlessly from day to soirée. Versatile in style and appropriate across a wide age range, the Bubble dress can be cute and bubbly on the one hand, or more sleek and formal on the other.
The wholesome look of the knee-length bubble hem is well suited for an evening cocktail or for an all-night dance event. The silk organza couture-style underlining provides full volume whilst keeping the feather-light feel of the soft silk fabric. Accentuating the waist, the hourglass shaped dress stands as a true ode to the 1950s and empowers the feminine, confident woman who expresses her style with smooth, free-flowing movements.
Worn with elegance to an afternoon tea, a weekend brunch, or any other occasion, the dress will make a bubbly character shine and shimmer in the spotlight. It is sweet and audacious. It’s bubblelicious!
Photographs by Ned & Aya