New Women’s Collection Reimagines a Classic Guayabera as a Functional Shirtdress

September 7, 2018 - shirtdresses

Paul Hotze, Lyndsey Zorich, David Peck, and Caroline Harper Knapp during Paris Texas Apparel’s launch of a new guayabera dress line.

Image: Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

It’s no fluke a guayabera—a classical shirt with Latin American roots—is dear in Houston. The normal men’s summer shirt renowned by a tighten straight pleats (known as alforzas) fares good in humid, pleasant climates like ours. Thanks to a new collection from Tanglewood tradesman Paris Texas Apparel Co., a longtime prohibited continue standby has stretched a audience.

Caroline Harper Knapp models her House of Harper women’s guayabera dress and relating boys’ guayaberas with her sons, Knox and Andrew.

Image: Kate Robinson Photography

In partnership with engineer David Peck of Miles David and local bloggers Caroline Harper Knapp (House of Harper) and Lyndsey Zorich (L. Avenue), Paris Texas’ ready-to-wear kin brand, San Cristobal Guayaberas, has launched a new line of women’s guayaberas dresses and kids’ shirts. The initial collection, that debuted in-store during a Sep 5 launch party, facilities 13 iterations of a lightweight string shirtdress.

The designs safety elements of a classical guayabera like musical elaboration and straight pleating though supplement length and components like side vents and nipped waists for a graceful fit. Seersucker, gingham, and stripes in candy-colored pastels surprise a collection, that includes sleeveless and three-quarter sleeve options.

Knapp and Zorich each customized their possess styles’ fabric, elaboration pattern, and thread colors, displaying them in genuine time during Wednesday’s event. Knapp’s House of Harper dress is a popover three-quarter sleeve fit in classical blue seersucker with front pockets and line-up blue and charcoal embroidery, that retails for $195. Knapp, mom of dual immature sons, also combined relating boys’ guayaberas in toddler ($65) and girl sizes ($90) from 2T–Youth XL 11/12.

Lyndsey Zorich (with son, Jack) combined a L. Avenue women’s guayabera dress.

Image: Kate Robinson Photography

Zorich’s L. Avenue sleeveless character employs a candy-cane red windowpane fabric with carmine and prohibited pinkish geometric elaboration for $175. Other styles in a collection, that operation from $140–$195, embody lavender striped seersucker with Greek pivotal embroidery, navy gingham with red and white embroidery, light pinkish seersucker with packet and aqua embroidery, and classical blue poplin and blue striped seersucker with pleating only.

“We always wanted to reimagine a guayabera as a women’s dress. we wanted to combine with people who accepted the cut and fit to make certain the dress was graceful and stylish,” pronounced Paris Texas Apparel Co. CEO Paul Hotze, who launched San Cristobal Guayaberas in 2014. “It was good to work with David, Caroline, and Lyndsey on this project. Our guayabera dress offers a stylish, easy shirtdress that can take we from carpool and errands to diversion day celebrations and outside events.”

The collection is sole exclusively during Paris Texas Apparel’s store (1341 S Voss Road) and online.

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