alyx dress - black
alyx dress - black
alyx is my dream dress, my mvp. alyx is a spaghetti strap, a-line dress that falls below the knee. with deep side pockets & a fitted bodice, this dress is both functional & flattering. i’ve included adjustable straps to accommodate varying chest sizes. made from a sustainable fabric called tencel gabardine, alyx drapes beautifully on the body. email me and i’ll send you a fabric sample because this fabric is a major selling point. i’m wearing alyx all around town - to work, on date night, & get togethers - and my confidence is sky-high because this dress makes me love my shape.
materials - 100% tencel gabardine, 100% cotton lining
source - zentex, michael levine
care - cold wash, dry flat, steam to soften wrinkles
i donate a percentage from each sale to causes, charities, & people helping to make the world a better place. this season, i’m donating to food on foot, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting our homeless and low-income neighbors in los angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and a fresh start through a life-skills education, full-time employment, and permanent housing.
plus, i plant a tree for each order. 🌲 i’ve partnered with national forest foundation to help me plant trees to offset my impact on the environment.
here’s why alyx costs $298:
design - each piece is thoughtfully designed and made in small batches - $30
development - a los angeles living wage for my design consultant (toiles, patterns, & sourcing) - $30
sampling - our prototype & trial runs - $9
fabric - $28 body, $2 lining
cutting - hand cut in small batches - $10
grading - we outsource this part of the design process - $2
production - made in los angeles, i pay per garment - $25
marketing - online ads, photography, & branded materials - $10
packaging - plastic-free packaging from ecoenclose - $3
retail markup - profit (i.e. future collections), business expenses, & taxes - 50%