'if art could speak' avant-garde couture black vest overlay

A true piece of fashion art, this pleated overlay vest has intricate detailing and intriguing shape - an absolute conversation piece to be admired by both the wearer and those looking at her. Soft pleats are bouncy, and the shape accentuates the feminine body, following its natural lines, with the stretch that pleats have. Everything about this couture piece has been carefully thought through, with all the knitting you see done by hand on a dress-form to assure a flawless fit. Make it look very casual or super dressy, or even on the 'foxy' side if you wear it without a liner on top (shown here with a spaghetti strap camisole underneath). One of the artist's favorite creations in black. Product code: H7208


Asymmetrical throughout, 3D, V-neck, cutouts, knitting, crocheting.

Note: Each piece is available only in the size mentioned, but modifications to change the fit are always possible (longer, shorter, smaller, roomier, etc.), often with just button repositioning and often at no extra charge, so please ask.

Each piece is designed, constructed, hand-painted, distressed and embellished entirely by the artist, from start to finish.

There are always matching pieces and accessories. They just may not be listed yet, so please inquire if you cannot find something to complete the outfit.

Size: small. Measurements: 30-36" chest, 27-38" waist, 30" long unstretched front on the shorter side.

High-tech pleated material (poly blend).


Dry clean or cold wash, drip dry.

All garments arrive to you freshly cleaned, unlike regular store-bought items, and are ready to wear.

Dry-cleaning is ok on most items but only if gentle methods are used and the cleaners are familiar with cleaning hand-painted delicate fabrics.

To freshen up any item that doesn’t need deep cleaning simply mist it with a water spray and put in the dryer on medium heat for about 15 min.

All garments can be hand washed. Wash each item separately, cold water only, minimal amount of detergent, and as briefly as possible, no soaking. The wash can be followed by a spin in the washer and dried on medium heat until dry. Knits should be hung-dried and when dry, finished in the dryer for a few minutes to soften.

Hand-pressing may be necessary after the wash and dry to straighten out the seams and edges which tend to pucker or curl on natural fabrics.

Some hand-dyed items may leak a bit of color during the washing, that is normal and will not affect the item. Using liquid softener during the wash will minimize any color leaking.

For more tips and details please refer to the cleaning instructions card included with your package.

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