Inspired by Maria’s love for dolce far niente – the art of enjoying sweet stillness – this flirty and versatile midi dress is perfect for celebrating the moment. Named after aperitivo hour – that idyllic time between day and night when the Mediterranean sunset light bathes everything in gold – it is an invitation to soak up the beauty of each instant.
[Linen variant] Cut from lightweight linen that will keep you feeling fresh even on the hottest of summer days, this white dress is ideal for wearing from lunch to late-night drinks, from beach to bar. Featuring delicate shoulder straps and a ruffled hemline, it comes complete with a matching linen sash.
[Silk variant] Cut from white silk that will add an elegant lustre to your look, it is ideal for wearing from lunch to late-night drinks paired with barely-there sandals or leg-lengthening heels. Featuring delicate shoulder straps and a ruffled hemline, this white dress comes complete with a matching linen sash.
In Malta, Maria’s Mediterranean home, feasts – or the festa as they are known by the locals – are rites of summer. Balmy nights are spent gazing at the spectacle of fireworks lighting up the sky in bursts of colour, bringing smiles to faces lit. This linen dress embodies Maria’s love for the festa and for shared moments spent celebrating with friends, savouring a summer that never seems to end.
Cut from airy lightweight linen, this midi dress features a scooped open-back silhouette and button details that are the perfect balance between feminine and sultry. Complete with a pleated skirt and two internal side pockets, style yours with sandals or your favourite heels.
While living on the island, Maria often overhears the Maltese sprinkling the word hanini into their conversations. She has discovered that it is a term of endearment that speaks of tenderness, affection and love. To her, it reflects the warmth between a mother and her child, and with this dress, she captures the quiet softness of this tender word.
Cut from lustrous rose silk, this long-sleeved midi dress is as graceful as it is comfortable. Featuring a ruffled hemline and button details, it can be elevated from a workwear piece to an after-dark number in the flutter of an eyelash.
To an intimate few, Maria is known as Masha. A short little name that only those closest to her know of and call her by. For Maria, this loving diminutive expresses her true nature, and for her, this dress perfectly reflects the nuances of her character.
Cut from lustrous crepe de chine silk, this mid-sleeved midi dress is the epitome of a refined yet relaxed day-to-day aesthetic. Featuring a nipped waist and delicate button details, its pleated skirt is perfect for effortless movement and looks polished when paired with both minimalist sandals or leg-lengthening heels alike.
Before Maria moved to the Mediterranean, her skin was delicate porcelain white. During her first summers on the island, she would carefully wrap up in long, billowing dresses to protect herself from the sun’s rays. This lightweight dress is a reminder of those first sun-filled months in Malta.
Cut from breathable white linen, this long-sleeved floor-length dress is a forever-chic number that can be worn as easily to the beach as it can to rooftop evening drinks. Complete with breezy blouson sleeves, a Mandarin collar and delicate button details, its airy skirt features a front split for a touch of flirty chic.