For 2020 sustainable fashion followers will be excited to hear that La Galeria Elefante’s sought-after designs have just been launched online.
The collection is available to shop now, and includes the sought-after swishy printed cotton and silk midi-dresses that Ibiza-based Victoria Durrer-Gasse is famous for. Vogue Fashion Director Venetia Scott always pops into La Galeria when she’s in Ibiza, and Jasmine Hemsley and Sadie Frost were spotted in one of Victoria’s dresses recently.
Inspired by the carefree essence of Ibiza and the colours of India the dress collection online includes the gorgeous ‘Lyrical’ dress – a floor length backless dress with long sleeves. The six tiered skirt and full open back give it a bohemian look and it can be dressed up with cowboy boots or down with a simple pair of sandals. It has a matching sash that can be worn as a belt or around the neck like a scarf and the long sleeves are ruffled at the hems. Available in yellow with yellow stars, with short sleeves and is one size only. Fits a UK size 8 to 12.
Also online is the ‘Jody’ dress which comes in five beautiful prints and is a cotton maxi/midi dress. It has gathering detail at the skirt for a tiered effect, adding a light bounce and volume. Looks beautiful loose but can be worn belted too. Each dress is created using a beautiful hand block print. One size only, fits UK size 8 to 16.
Or choose the ‘Kimono’ dress in silk with a tie at the back, three-quarter length sleeves and a V neck with silk buttons.
Later this year new styles will be arriving including the ‘Susie’ a beautiful vintage-inspired pleated dress printed with teal/pink, lilac/blue or mint green botanical hand-blocked prints. Or try out a new gypsy blouse in delicate cotton with a thin scalloped edge, or check out the long-sleeved cotton onesie with contrasting red stitching on navy.
Handmade jewellery by Victoria this season includes dainty multi-coloured semi-precious stone necklaces that you can layer up, gypsy three vertical hoop earrings or teensy gold plated charms, (from 30 Euros) that include mini-pomegranates, elephants, stars, cacti and seahorses as collectable pieces to add to a chunky chain bracelet.
La Elefante’s philosophy is underpinned with the important message of giving back. Many of the pieces in-store involve NGOs (such as Key To Freedom in Calcutta and SEWA in Delhi) and charities and artisans across the globe in far off places such as Madagascar and Nepal. All items are made supporting, encouraging & empowering women, as well as sustaining disappearing craftsmanship.