Designer Pattern: shirt dress
Glamour meets cool in this shirt dress from designer Riani. Truly a winter essential to stay warm and fashionable. Read on to see how you can get the pattern and learn more about the designer behind this sporty-chic design...
It's a family affair. Company founder Jürgen Buckenmaier with CEO Martina Buckenmaier and daughter Mona, senior business development manager
Hard to believe that everything started with a pair of trousers. But not just any pair: The ‘Bucki’ trousers designed by Jürgen Buckenmaier – a hip-hugging model with the flare that was in back then – were sold more than 100,000 times. That was in 1968, and fashion has seen many trends (and fashion labels) come and go since. But Buckenmaier’s love of high-quality materials and wearable-yet-trendy cuts met with a warm reception and only a few years later, the major success story of the RIANI label began. One reason for the label’s long and unbroken existence even in economically difficult times is the sensitivity it takes to unite Italian elegance with German functionality. The second is its quality standards and ability to absorb new ways of thinking. The label does not produce just anywhere. All samples are perfectly prepared in the prototype studio at RIANI headquarters in Schorndorf/Swabia and then produced almost exclusively in Europe by producers with whom the company has confidently collaborated – in some cases for over 40 years.
When it comes to fabric, the exclusive prints are made in Germany or Italy. The label values certified organic fabrics and prefers sustainable and low-emission suppliers. For example, the textiles for RIANI denim pieces come from the family-run Italian weaving mill Candiani (‘the greenest textile company in the blue world’), which has received awards for its continuous development of new, sustainable techniques for denim washings and environmentally friendly production. Customers can now easily order the label’s innovative models online, thanks to the Buckenmaiers’ daughter, Mona. The next generation is ready to write the success story’s next chapter.
CUT OUT DESIGNER SHIRT DRESS
Top: #122 12/2020
Now introducing the sewable version for you... Sporty spirit meets Italian elegance: The sleeves and yoke made of fine lace set surprising accents in this shirt dress and show a bit of skin. This pattern is not available as a PDF download and only lives in the physical magazine, so make sure to subscribe to get this and future exclusive designer pattern - you never know who the next Burda Style collab will be!