Handprinted Rainbow Heroine Linen Blend Dress Marsha and Sylvia
This one of the special, because as Lāčplēsene or Nordic Heroine keeps a special place in my heart as she reminds me of the notion that I can be a hero of my own life. While looking for some inspiration inside the history of strong and world changing women, so I can dedicate a dress to them I was reading about women that played an important role in the development of LGTBQ rights. I came across two of them that are considered to be beginning of the modern LGTBQ+ movement - Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. I wanted to name a dress after them, but also design and hand print a special fabric for that dress, and that is how the slinky like rainbow colored Lāčplēsene print was born (and I decided to put it not only on the fabric for the dress but also Tshirts)
As I am born in 80s and was a child in 90s Post Soviet country slinky was a toy to aspire to. That is why the hypnotic movement and bright colors of the toy are still such an inspiration.
I am privileged enough to be heterosexual cis women in this world and, sure always could do more to support and help groups that are not so privileged. But with this colorful psyhodelic T shirt just wanted to humbly say, that Malvine.lv loves all women regardless of their origins, sexuality, sex assignment, skin color etc. We love you for the things you do and the persons you have become, and all of you are heroines to us!
The dress design has a V neck in front and in back and a fluffy shirt part starting from the high waist. It is designed as a summer dress in genereal, but can be warn as a sarafan on colder seasons witha blouse or sweater underneath.
The dress is made from linen blend (linen and viscose) fabric and the pattern is handprinted for each dress separately using screenprint technique.
Sizes added as options are just sugestional. The best that after (or before) making the order you cobtact me to malvine@ malvine.lv and send me your measurements, so as the dresses are mostly made to order, we'll make one specially for you, and that means that there is no size restrictions. We'll make dresses for everyone ❤️