234034-510ProductSatin Halter-Neck Dress
The A-line was the most influential of a series of mid-1950s couture collections that all departed from the outdated post-war silhouette by de-emphasising the waist in favour of cleaner lines and a more casual and practical look.
‘A-line’ was the name of a specific spring 1955 collection but soon came to denote a general silhouette that was being adopted by several leading Paris designers. The style was especially popular from its launch until the mid-1970s. It is characterised by smooth shapes with narrow shoulders and an undefined waist, resembling the capital letter A.
An A-line skirt usually has a high waistline and is fitted over the hips with seams or darts before widening towards the hem; an A-line dress flares from a fitted shoulder line, often ending just above the knees. Both are highly structured garments, often cut in one piece and sewn without pleats or slits, with a pronounced triangular shape.
Marconi is a Chinese garment manufacturer, specialising in high-quality pieces for men and women. Based in Suzhou and Jiangsu, outside of Shanghai, the prosperous area – and the company – has long attracted employees with the technical skills to do laser cutting, embroidery, pleating and more. With just over 500 staff, Marconi takes complex design concepts and turns them into reality.