Designer Spotlight Batsheva

Batsheva

In February of 2016, Batsheva Hay, a former lawyer with two young children, decided to have a favorite vintage dress remade.

Designed by Laura Ashley, the dress, blended a folksy craft aesthetic with the dreamy romanticism of the Pre-Raphaelites. Calf-length with long sleeves and a slightly tapered waist, it was made of a dense corduroy printed with green leaves and purple roses. But the fabric at the armpits had frayed, and then torn beyond repair so she had a pattern maker help her to recreate the dress. The new design (which she had make in several different vintage fabrics) made the sleeves puffier, added a collar,  a more corseted waist, a high neck and additional ruffles. She wore her dresses around New York garnering so many compliments that she decided to turn her love for vintage into a career.

Batsheva Hay’s subversive twist on frumpy 80s Laura Ashley style has been making fashion headlines ever since. Her vintage inspired prairie-meets-party dresses have quickly obtained cult-like status in the fashion world.

To me her designs are something straight out of a Fairy-tale.  Clothing that characters in your favorite books would have worn. I have been drooling over her designs for years and this week something magical happened, I purchased my first Batsheva Dress.

With a floral print faux under pinning and contrasting gingham mock apron covering, this is one of the most comfortable designer dresses I own.  It lets your body move freely while still maintaining a feminine shape. Funky yet pretty with a retro American Cottagecore aesthetic Batsheva has stolen my heart!

Batsheva Gingham dress

Batsheva Floral and Gingham Dress

Batsheva Dress

Batsheva Dress

Batsheva Dress

Batsheva Dress

Batsheva Dress

Batsheva

Batsheva

What I’m Wearing: Batsheva Gingham and Floral Print Dress | Swedish Hasbeens Sandals | TOPSHOP Macrame Bag |

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