We have debuted dozens of collections over the past ten years. With each new collection, we debut new garment designs that are meant to mix and match with previous collections. This allows you to build upon and expand your IA collection to create a one-of-a-kind wardrobe that reflects your uniqueness.
The following offers a closer look at select designs during their debuts, the meaning behind them, and how together they make Ivey Abitz what it is today.
The Cordelia Debut
The Cordelia designs debuted in the autumn of 2006, including the Cordelia Shirt and Cordelia Skirt. The design collection grew to include the Cordelia Vest and Cordelia Dress in 2008. Each Cordelia takes days to complete as each pin tuck is folded and sewn by hand.
Celia’s Happiest Days
The Celia designs debuted in 2008, beginning with the Celia dress, shirt, frock, bag, and camisole. The collection now includes a duster coat, skirt, and pair of trousers. The collection is named after Cynthia’s grandmother, Celia, who encouraged her to be a dreamer. The Celia designs are in honour of such encouragement in life. They feature intricate layers of raw edges and gathers along the collars and bottom hems, representing the waves on the lake where Celia spent her happiest days.
Fluidity in Motion: The Blanchefleur Collection Debut
The Blanchefleur designs debuted in 2010, beginning with the dress (with sleeves) and frock (sans sleeves). It soon became an entire design group complete with a jacket, duster coat, skirt, trousers, and sash. This collection has become an all-time favourite, in part due to its comfort, ease of movement, and flow whilst walking. The Blanchefleur has been a part of most collections since 2010, including collectible limited edition versions of the frock.
Trousers with Elegant Ease
Ivey Abitz trousers have become essential garments for many. They wear like a trouser yet have the ease of the skirt. This is due to the clever design of an extra long rise and a flat front/elastic back waist. The Lydia Trousers debuted in 2010, featuring hand sewn and folded pin tucks. The first IA trousers were designed in 2004 and debuted officially in 2006.
The Art of Layering
Wilhemena Duster Coat Debut with Windrush Frock, 2017.