Part of what I love about writing this blog is the opportunity it has given me to learn about, meet, and interact with a variety of writers, brands, and designers all over the world who may have different ideas aesthetics, but are all united in their desire to disrupt the current fashion industry by creating quality products in a way that is better. Better for the environment. Better for people. Better for animals. Or, all of the above!
One of these brands is Victoria Road. A couple of weeks ago I posted Empowering Women and Bridging Gaps With Victoria Road, which featured my Q & A with one of the co-founders, Megan Brosterman. Although they’re not an entirely vegan brand, they offer beautifully hand made clothing in vegan-friendly fabrics created in collaboration with up-and-coming designers out of their own facility in Lahore, Pakistan. I love their mission to empower women, and also their efforts to be as eco-friendly as possible.
Their designs are alluring to me in part because they remind of beautiful patterns and fabrics I’ve seen in my travels to parts of Asia and I love the culture and heritage behind specific types of stitching or patterns.
Brosterman was kind enough to send me one of their lovely dresses and I chose one that I thought would be perfect for a summer wedding or date night. Their Audrey dress is a shift with inverse embroidery a beautiful hand-stitched scalloped hem. It’s not a silhouette I typically wear, but I loved the color and print and wanted to try something outside of my usual shape, for a change.
The thing I especially love about this dress is that, while the fabric does lend itself to fancier affairs, I would feel comfortable wearing it for a more casual occasion with a pair of flats or nicer sandals.
Among my other favorites from their current collection are:
and the Karthi Long Beach Dress
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