Traditionally, camis served as an undershirt for outfits, but in modern fashion they have taken on a more prominent role, often as a standalone top in an outfit. When designing our cami, we wanted to create a piece that captured the essence of each of these purposes. For us, that meant a design that was light and comfortable, almost like a second skin, but at the same time substantive with details that made it fashionable enough to be worn on its own.
Our revived knit fabric was perfect for ensuring the look would be comfortable – it is second-to-none when it comes to softness. We also added an interfacing to the inside of the body to supply an extra layer of gentleness at the shoulders.
Next came thinking about the stylistic point of view. Because we wanted it to be able to play a leading role of an outfit in its own right, we knew it needed distinct features that you didn’t see anywhere else on the market. The neckline was an obvious starting point to begin experimenting.
We loved the dramatic angle of a v-shape on the front, which did a fantastic job highlighting the collarbones (one of the most beautiful parts of the body in our opinion). To make the v-cut at the acute angle we desired, we shortened the shoulder straps to under two inches. This is not typical for a cami, which usually features straps upwards of 5 or more inches. We thought it was an improvement :) We loved the shape so much that we put it on the back neckline as well, bringing in the angle of the v-cut the slightest bit so that the straps won’t fall off your shoulders.
To complete the design, we took in the armholes a smidge. This ensured that the top of the look would hold its shape while still maintaining its overall effortlessness in mind and body.
The result? A top easily dressed up or down. A look that is cool, collected, and a bit coy. A piece that is as intentional as it is versatile, and will never go out of style.
And made from 100% revived fabrics, to boot.