"HDB Block By Day" Printed Drawstring Shift Dress, Cream.
“HDB Block” – hansel’s now iconic pattern - inspired by Singapore’s unique Housing and Development Board (HDB) public housing blocks - is now part of the National Design Museum’s permanent exhibition, “Fifty Years of Singapore Design”.
Developed from hansel designer Jo Soh’s hand-drawn artwork, the pattern features the facades of low-rise HDB blocks from the Siglap neighbourhood. These charming flats were built in 1962 to house kampong (village) residents made homeless by a fire.
This dress has an adjustable drawstring neckline and exudes 1950s elegance with its cocoon-shaped chic!
Drawstring neckline has a wide self-fabric sash that opens up completely. You can adjust the sash so that the bow ties at the back or on the shoulder.
Cocoon silhouette with gathers extending from the drawstring neckline on both front and back.
Small slit at the back on the skirt hem for ease of movement.
No zips or buttons. You just pull the dress over your head!
100% Polyester. This is a digitally printed lightweight Polyester crepe.
This dress is super easy to care for! Place the dress inside a zipped laundry netting bag and wash it in a short, cold machine wash (include the spin cycle) with gentle, colour-friendly washing detergent. Hang it up to dry. If necessary, a light iron will smooth out any creases however this fabric dries quickly with minimal creasing!
Height: 5’7”/1.73m, Bust: 34”/86cm, Waist: 26”/66cm, Hips: 36”/91cm. She wears hansel 0 / UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 38.
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