“Growing up in the Philippines, the hibiscus flower, which we call “gumamela”, was an essential ingredient to our bubble-making concoctions (don’t ask me why). Countless gumamelas were sacrificed for our afternoon pastime. The hibiscus reminds me vividly of those carefree childhood summers, the long days out in the garden and the thrill of something as ephemeral as blowing bubbles in the air.”
Made of lightweight linen fabric, the Hibiscus dress is an homage to the iconic tropical flower. The deep V-neckline features floral and leafy embroidery. The skirt is embellished with large and small hibiscus and cut-out patterns. Discreet slits on the sides add to the lightness of this summer dress. Puffed sleeves bring extra flair and are finished with intricate embroidery on the cuffs for a fine touch. A linen tie belt with pale pink tassels completes the look. Relaxed fit, knee to mid-calf in length.
The Hibiscus dress is part of the VERA x Intricado capsule collection, celebrating age-old embroidery by Filipino artisans.