Bring out your killer instinct in the KILLER WHALE DRESS!
Need a dress to give you a little more backbone and courage? This is it!
Deep-black cotton base with appliqué and stitching in white. This is not a print! This is all done on the sewing machine! Oh yeah!
Where did the idea come from?
My husband Mike was watching “Whale Wars”, a reality TV show about the hard-core activists that brave the arctic trying to disarm illegal whaling ships. He said I should make a whale dress. So here it is.
Tunic or dress you decide…also depends how tall you are and how much leg you like to show. Either way, it will always work with leggings or skinny jeans.
Sizes XS-S-M-L $165 (fair price for a truly unique piece of textile art!)
We are working on this year’s Circus Smirkus costumes at the studio. It is my 6th year designing and making costumes for the whole production. It’s an intensely creative time, and just about the only time of year where I make anything for men. This year’s theme has me working with a lot of green fabric…every shade of green. On studio days, I find myself wearing green from head to toe. Not even on purpose!
Below are two pictures from past years. I was particularly fond of the purple tunic with gold painted circles and cutout holes.
I will post pictures later in the summer once I am allowed to. For now, it is all top secret.
Surprisingly versatile, I have been getting a lot of wear from my banana yellow skinny jeans. Also available in pink (so cute!) and turquoise (I admit, I got the turquoise ones too) and seafoam (want!)
Combine them with the “Romantic” blouse for the look I am wearing above. Romantic blouse comes in various prints: red paisley, hummingbirds (above), feather mandala, oversize floral, and indigo shibori.
We are launching an online Ivko store! It’s about time!
Ivko’s Spring 2013 collection is bohemian and contemporary, romantic and urban. This year’s inspiration comes from many sources combined to create sweaters so dreamy and fresh, you might want to own two! Every year, there are new hand drawn renderings of botanicals. This year the Ivko flowers are often outlined in black and connected to curly ivy or vines.
For the not so boho woman, Ivko has mastered the graded stripe. Where colour blocking is the new trend this year, graded stripes are the Ivko interpretation, masterfully positioning fantastic colours in just the right combination for the “wow” effect.
Light and dreamy, the graded stripe cardigan is made from fine spun mercerized cotton. It has lace and solid knit jacquard sections. Sometimes gently transparent, it is perfect for Spring and Summer over a cami, or a dress. The splash of colour on the front panels is bright and contemporary. The back of the cardigan has graded stripes and an abstract feather pattern.
Here I am (at the end of a long rainy day…) in my new favourite top: The Peace tunic in coral. I liked the material when I purchased it, but wearing it for a few days…now I love it! It got a lot softer and almost feels like well loved linen. The embellishments in the coral tunic are tone-on-tone coral petals.
This is the part we do in the studio. We take the cut pattern pieces and pin little mini petals (that are all hand cut) into position. Then we sew them down with a decorative stitch creating a pretty ivy pattern.
Below is the cutting table covered with beautiful tiny petals and piles of the prettiest scraps.
Each set is hand cut, pinned and stitched. Each one is a little different making it true craft.
The colour combination for the white blouse is pink, red and green. It turned out soo pretty, but you’ll have to come to the boutique to see the final product.