My Design Philosophy


When I design a new collection, I think of the inspiring women in my life. I think of my friends, my idols, my mom, and the women in my family. As I picture each woman, I wonder what kind of style would flatter her body; which features does she like to accentuate? What does her lifestyle demand from her clothing? What details might make her life easier?
 
Silvania Purple and Red Belted Tunic Dress
 
I draft the clothing patterns myself and sew prototypes to check the design. I usually create three to six prototypes to get the fit just right. Then I select one of my grandmother’s fabric prints, and then a color combination. My aim is to not only choose beautiful prints in vibrant colors, but to create palettes that will flatter a variety of skin tones.
 
Silvania Blue and Green Pasto Bodycon Dress
 
My biggest inspirations are real women who I admire, many of whom are at the peak of their careers, some are mothers, and quite a few are frequent travelers. The greatest thing about fashion, to me, is the power of clothing to make us feel confident and comfortable. Before I began designing my own clothing, I was constantly on the hunt for that rare dress that I could throw on and instantly feel great about how I looked. These are the dresses I now strive to design, to make strong women feel even stronger.
Fauna de la Costa Print Silvania Wrap Dress Forest Green
Qualities of Silvania Dresses
1. Classic silhouettes designed to flatter
Our dresses are designed to complement a range of body shapes.
 
2. Made to go from work to play
Our styles are cut to be office appropriate, yet they are festive enough for a night out on the town. Our fabrics are durable and easy to wash, so go ahead and wear them while you play with kids and pets.
 
3. Exceptionally comfortable
Not only do we use some of the softest cotton you can find, our interlock has stretch, so you will never be pinched, squeezed, or rubbed the wrong way.
 
4. Ideal for travel
Our organic pima cotton interlock is naturally wrinkle-resistent. Pull your dress out of your suitcase, shake it out, and put it on.
 
5. The highest quality materials and construction
Pima cotton is renowned for softness, luster, and durability. We print our organic pima cotton fabrics with long-lasting dyes that won’t fade in the wash.
 
6. Easy to launder
Our 100% organic pima cotton dresses are low-maintenance. Go ahead and toss them in the washing machine. Our fabrics are preshrunk (although excessive heat from the dryer can still cause some shrinking – use the cool setting or hang dry!). They are also iron-friendly, but I doubt you’ll need it.

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