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Complimentary Frock Offer Spring 2018

ivey abitz blanchefleur frock

Complimentary Frock Offer

Offer Ended 5/18/18

The one and only complimentary frock offer of the season begins today, whilst fabric lasts!

As a thank you for embracing the collection and creating your everyday wardrobe with Ivey Abitz bespoke garments, receive a complimentary frock with your qualifying mid-spring order of $950 or more.

A value of up to $475, the complimentary frock is our gift to you — whilst fabric lasts.

Choose the fabric for your complimentary Blanchefleur Frock:

Red Door Washed Cotton

Red Door Washed Cotton Description: Smart and snappy. Soft and stunning. Overall, the weave is red to complement our Red Door palette. Its unique depth, however, is achieved by its yarn dyed brilliance. Our Red Door Washed Cotton has a mix of cream and brown threads in the weave to create a muted red that is so pleasing to the eye. A fine choice for an everyday shirt. It's also featured in our Limited Edition Blanchefleur Frock. Look closely, and you'll see the clever cream and brown threads in the selvedge edge of the frock.
Red Door Washed Cotton

Linen Crinkled Gauze

Linen Crinkled Gauze - Description: The lovely crinkled effect is woven right into this fine French weave. It has texture, yet it's still very soft to the touch and is lovely against the skin. It's a natural linen weave that is not quite white, not quite cream. We consider it an ideal choice for a quintessential not-quite-white but light hued shirt in a wardrobe. It's an excellent choice for the not-quite-white but light hued base layer frock, too.
Linen Crinkled Gauze

Blue Slate Washed Linen

Blue Slate Washed Linen - Description: A good, sturdy linen garment is always a good idea. Paired with the original details of an IA design, the linen becomes an essential everyday garment that you'll constantly wear. Consider this favourite hue of Blue Slate (a dark blue grey) as something offbeat from the standard black "staple" garment. The calming and rich hue is woven into an all season weight linen that will allow you to mix and match year round.
Blue Slate Washed Linen

How to Get Your Complimentary Frock

When checking out with a bespoke order of $950 or more, simply write your size choice (XS, S, M, L, XL), length choice (high water or low water), and fabric choice in the comments box of your shopping basket.

Offer begins May 11, 2018 and ends May 18, or until fabric choices are sold out. This offer will not be combined with past or future orders. IA101 orders do not qualify for this offer.

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Dresses and Dusters Sale – Spring 2018 Bespoke

Spring Sale 2018 Bespoke Ivey Abitz

 

Dresses and Dusters are the biggest sellers in the Ivey Abitz bespoke clothing collection.

Versatile and practical, dresses can serve as a base layer and – depending on the fabric you choose – a stand alone outfit in your bespoke Ivey Abitz wardrobe.

Dusters make versatile top layers. Order a heavier fabric for a coat, or order a lighter fabric for an indoor jacket. Check out the Spring 2018 Look Book to see these important pieces in over 50 ensembles.

Now Dresses and Dusters are on sale for a limited time. That includes Frocks and Coat Dresses, too.

Spring fabrics are selling out steadily, so you’ll want to check our SOLD OUT fabric update page.

Finally, Ivey Abitz is now on Twitter and Instagram.

We hope IA News continues to bring you a small dose of grace through beautiful design. Having you on our list is certainly an inspiration for us to keep creating. Thank you again for subscribing.

Gratefully yours,

-All of us at Ivey Abitz

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Fabric Status Page Tracks Sold Out and Nearly Sold Out Weaves

Original Plaster Embroidered Washed Silk - Description: The Spring 2018 piece de resistance, alongside the Lawn Washed Pintuck Silk. A mix of refreshing and calming hues, all in one weave. The variegated striped silk background makes an incredibly unique background for the intricately embroidered floral and vine motif. The vine design cascades across the body, creating a flattering detail within your flattering IA frock.

Introducing the new Fabric Status page at IveyAbitz.com.

We receive many inquiries asking about which fabrics are nearly sold out in the current bespoke collection. Now you can save time and get the answers directly from the Fabric Status page.

Sold Out fabrics are listed at the top, and Nearly Sold Out fabrics are listed next. Keep in mind that sometimes fabrics will sell out before we have a chance to add them to this list. The moral of that story is to order early for best fabric selection.

We will be updating the fabric status page manually as we monitor our fabric stock, so use it as a guide but not a guarantee of availability.

Sometimes we are able to get more of a particular fabric after it is sold out, but this is a rare occasion. It may involve a wait while the fabric is made at the mill, which can take weeks or even months. In this case, we suggest discovering a new fabric to obsess over. Remember, the next collection is always around the corner. And one thing you can depend on is the continuation of the Ivey Abitz aesthetic from season to season.

As always, contact us if you have questions about fabrics. Even with website technology at our disposal, there is no substitute for personal interaction.

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Spring 2018 Collection Debut | Ivey Abitz Bespoke

~ Welcome Home ~

Home is a house.

Its various parts — its garden, gate, veranda, door, siding, chimney, windows — all work together to shelter us.

Home is a body.

Its various parts — its skin, neck, arms, chest, waist, hips, legs — all work together to live out our calling.

Home is a garment.

Its various parts — its shape, lines, drape, stitches, threads, texture, hues — all work together to honour our internal and external being.

Home is a refuge where we are comfortable, content, and truly ourselves.

We hope you will find your sartorial home in Ivey Abitz bespoke clothing this spring. View the Spring Look Book, where you’ll get inspired by the 58 looks in our new spring fabrics. And don’t miss your chance to get one of the few remaining, extra special spring fabric swatch portfolios.

Order early for best selection. Debut pricing is effective for a limited time.

Welcome Home,

-all of us at Ivey Abitz

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Rare Complimentary Garment Offer

Rare Complimentary Garment Offer

OFFER ENDED Early due to popular demand – we ran out of Tilled Field and Pewter Knit!

 The Last Hurrah of Winter – Rare Complimentary Garment Offer

Pineyrie Shirt Jacket
Pineyrie Shirt Jacket – complimentary with your order of $750 or more for a limited time.

Place your bespoke order of $750 or more and receive a Pineyrie Shirt Jacket in Tilled Field and Pewter Knit.

A value of $675, it’s our special Winter 2018 gift to you.

Please consider it our thank you for your appreciation of Ivey Abitz garments — their uniqueness and quality.

How to Order Your Complimentary Jacket

Simply write in the comments box of your order your size request in the Pineyrie Shirt Jacket and if you’d like it with or without the side ties. See the Pineyrie Shirt Jacket product page for size measurements.

If you do not mention the ties, we will make the jacket without them.

Offer terms and limitations

This offer is available from 2/18/2018 through 2/21/2018, or whilst Tilled Field and Pewter Knit fabric lasts. It does not apply to previous or future orders outside of these special offer dates.

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IA101 Debut – Introducing Ready to Ship Classics from Ivey Abitz

Introducing IA101 Essentials, a collection of ready-to-ship designs to jump start your Ivey Abitz wardrobe.

Introducing IA101 Essentials – Ready to Ship

We are pleased to announce an Ivey Abitz first…

Introducing IA101 Essentials, a collection of ready-to-ship designs to jump start your Ivey Abitz wardrobe.

We selected a core group of designs that make the basic building blocks of a comprehensive Ivey Abitz collection, and we made them ready-to-ship.

IA101 is your entry to the world of Ivey Abitz. With the basics in your closet, you’ll be ready to build your authentic wardrobe with bespoke pieces from our seasonal collections.

Shop the basics in IA101, and you’ll get everyday life garments you’ll love mixing and matching for years to come.

Soon you’ll be living comfortably, confidently, and authentically with Ivey Abitz garments as your second skin.

Start with the IA101 Look Book to see the looks you can put together.

Or go directly to the IA101 shopping page where you’ll find all of the ready-to-ship Ivey Abitz classics.

Gratefully yours,

-all of us at Ivey Abitz

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Red Carpet Fall Preview

Ivey Abitz Bespoke Appears Opening Night at the Garry Marshall Theatre

Carolyn Hennesy wore Ivey Abitz Fall preview ensemble to the opening of the Garry Marshall Theatre, where she starred in a production of Master Class.
Carolyn Hennesy wore Ivey Abitz Fall preview ensemble to the opening of the Garry Marshall Theatre, where she starred in a production of Master Class.

 

Emmy award winner Carolyn Hennesy graced the red carpet in an Ivey Abitz bespoke ensemble last weekend at the opening night red carpet gala for “Master Class.” She stars in the inaugural play at the new Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank, California. Carolyn plays the lead role of world renowned Opera diva Maria Callas.

We made Carolyn’s opening night bespoke ensemble from our upcoming Fall/Winter fabric palette. It features the Palliser Duster Coat in a rare embroidered silk taffeta; Palliser Shirt in an ivory plaid silk; and Lydia Trousers in silk velvet.

Read on for photographs of the gala, as well as a link to the KABC news piece featuring Carolyn looking absolutely stunning in her Ivey Abitz bespoke.

We encourage all of our clients in Southern California and the surrounding area to go see Carolyn in the play. Support a fellow IA friend and this wonderful new nonprofit theatre. For info and tickets, visit the Garry Marshall Theatre website.

Carolyn Hennesy interviewed in Ivey Abitz bespoke by George Pennacchio of KABC-TV, Los Angeles, at the opening of Master Class.
Carolyn Hennesy interviewed in Ivey Abitz bespoke by George Pennacchio of KABC-TV, Los Angeles, at the opening of Master Class.

Carolyn Hennesy talking to the press at the Garry Marshall Theatre wearing Ivey Abitz Fall Bespoke.
Carolyn Hennesy talking to the press at the Garry Marshall Theatre wearing Ivey Abitz Fall Bespoke.
Carolyn Hennesy with cast of Master Class, wearing Ivey Abitz.
Carolyn Hennesy with cast of Master Class, wearing Ivey Abitz.
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Why Ivey Abitz Matters to the Earth

Earth Day in Ivey Abitz
Earth Day in Ivey Abitz

Ivey Abitz Garments – Good for the Earth

In celebration of Earth Day, we’d like to give you a few Earth-friendly reasons to wear Ivey Abitz.

Good Design Lasts Longer

Most of the world wears fast fashion. These are garments meant to be worn for part of a season based on the latest trend. They are then tossed into the landfill and replaced with the next trend.

Ivey Abitz outlasts fashion trends because good design simply does not expire. With proper care, Ivey Abitz garments can be heirlooms that are passed on to the next generation.

Quality Construction Lasts Longer

Fine stitching and bias bound seams give Ivey Abitz garments longevity and comfort. Most mass-produced garments use serged internal seams. This is unsightly, scratchy, and often leads to unravelling during the first wear or washing.

Natural Fibers are Better

Ivey Abitz uses the highest quality natural fibers like linen, wool, cotton, and silk. Synthetic fabrics have dangerous environmental drawbacks because they are a type of plastic made from petroleum. They will take hundreds, if not thousands, of years to biodegrade. Often synthetic fibers irritate the skin and don’t allow it to breathe naturally. Not only are they environmentally hazardous, they are uncomfortable.

Shocking Statistics

– According to the EPA, 84% of unwanted clothing in the United States in 2012 went into either a landfill or an incinerator.

– In fewer than 20 years, the volume of clothing Americans toss each year has doubled from 7 million to 14 million tons, or an astounding 80 pounds per person.

– The EPA estimates that diverting all of those often toxic trashed textiles into a recycling program would be the environmental equivalent of taking 7.3 million cars and the carbon dioxide emissions off the road.

– Trashing clothes is a huge waste of money. It costs New York City $20.6 million annually to ship textiles to landfills and incinerators.*

Uplifting Solutions

Ivey Abitz garments are, in part, a reaction to the fast fashion environmental crisis in the world. We want to put long-lasting beauty onto the Earth and not clog it up with trends that end up in the landfill.

Thoughtfully designed and well-made clothing becomes an invaluable part of our everyday ritual of life. It is as important as the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the roofs over our heads. The clothing, or second skin, then becomes a profound reflection of what is underneath, and what it is comforting and protecting.

When you invest in thoughtfully designed garments that last, you are simultaneously loving and saving the Earth.

Happy Earth Day!

 

* There are informative articles about fast fashion documentaries and journalism. Here we referenced Alden Wicker’s article, “Fast Fashion is Creating an Environmental Crisis,” Newsweek, September 1, 2016.

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Add the Grasmere Designs to Your Ivey Abitz Wardrobe

meet the grasmere designs by ivey abitz

 

How to Incorporate the Grasmere Designs into Your Ivey Abitz Wardrobe

Grasmere Frock drawing by Ivey Abitz

The Grasmere Concept

The Grasmere design family consists of the Grasmere Frock and Grasmere Trousers.

 

The lines normally found in a landscape oil painting are translated here to flatter the body with comfort and ease for years to come.

The undulating texture and rhythm along the entire bottom hem is like beckoning hills on the horizon.

 

Grasmere Designs in a Spring look by Ivey Abitz

Grasmere Features

The Grasmere designs make a subtle expression of beauty using intricate details and lines.

The appliqué detail gives visual depth, especially when you choose a striped fabric or a plaid weave.

Pockets at the side seams make everyday life convenient with elegant ease.

Grasmere VersatilityGrasmere designs by Ivey Abitz

The Grasmere designs mix and match with ease into an existing Ivey Abitz wardrobe.

If you are just beginning your Ivey Abitz collection, consider the Grasmere Designs as a solid base to build on.

The Grasmere pairs well with:

 

Grasmere TrousersGrasmere Trousers by Ivey Abitz

The flowing legs in the Grasmere Trousers give you the ease of pants and the flattering comfort of a skirt.

Our favourite way to pair them is with an everyday treasure, the Arthur Hill Shirt. The graceful curved lines in the Arthur Hill echo the appliqué “hill” details along the bottom hem of the Grasmere Trousers.

 

 

Suggested Fabrics for the Grasmere Frock

Choose one of our sturdy striped cottons, vine weaves, or our staple plaids for everyday wear.

Choose our silks for a special occasion, and the Grasmere Frock suddenly changes from an everyday essential to an heirloom piece that is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, and parties.

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Understanding the Three Spring Fabric Palettes

ivey abitz spring fabric palette
Fabric swatches for Ivey Abitz 2017 Spring

 

The 54 fabrics in the Spring collection are divided into three color palettes. With so many fabrics, how does one choose?

Here are some ideas, directly from the artist…

 

Palette 1: Sparrow Grey, Blackbird, and Moonlit Meadow

This portion of Spring 2017 includes rich blacks and various hues of neutral greys with a hint of deep green. This palette is at the heart of many Ivey Abitz wardrobes. With all season weaves, you can wear garments from this portion of the collection from season to season for years to come.

- Elliot Jacket in Blackbird Bouclé Knit - Blanchefleur Frock in Blackbird Plaid Challis, High Water Length - Cilla Slip Frock in Dove Striped Voile, Flood Length
Elliot Jacket in Blackbird Bouclé Knit
Blanchefleur Frock in Blackbird Plaid Challis, High Water Length
Cilla Slip Frock in Dove Striped Voile, Flood Length

 

Weaves like the Blackbird Plaid Challis and Moonlit Meadow Vine Weave are so versatile that they can be worn for everyday or special occasions.

- Wilhemena Duster Coat in Moonlit Meadow Vine Weave - Windrush Frock in Moonlit Meadow Houndstooth, High Water Length
Wilhemena Duster Coat in Moonlit Meadow Vine Weave
Windrush Frock in Moonlit Meadow Houndstooth, High Water Length

Palette 2: Blushed, Meadow, Peony, and Flaxseed

This pièce de résistance palette is at the center of the collection and ties all three collections together as a cohesive grouping. “Bridge fabrics,” as I call them, are ideal choices for mixing and matching all three collections together within a wardrobe.

Ivey Abitz Spring Look No. 17
Chittister Shirt Jacket in Blushed Double Layered Voile
Montmorency Frock in Blushed Meadow Floral Voile, High Water Length
Montmorency Frock in Blushed Double Layered Voile, Low Water Length

A Fairholme Jacket in Meadow/Blackbird Knit effortlessly connects Palette One to Palette Two. The Canterbury Cardigan in Blushed Cashmere Knit along with dusters and frocks in Blushed Double Layered Voile connect this core palette to the other two palettes.

Ivey Abitz Spring Look NO. 13
Fairholme Jacket in Morning Meadow/Blackbird Softest Knit
Fairholme Sash in Peony Meadow Cotton Voile
Tilbrook Frock in Peony Washed Plaid Silk, High Water Length
Ivey Abitz Spring Look No. 50
Canterbury Cardigan in Blushed Cashmere Knit
Tollie Frock in Sparrow Grey Softest Cotton Twill, High Water Length
Tollie Frock in Sparrow Grey Wispy Silk Voile, Low Water Length
Ivey Abitz Spring Look No. 30
Highbridge Duster Coat in Sparrow Grey Open Weave Knit
Blanchefleur Sash in Flock and Moon Cotton Voile
Montmorency Frock in Blushed Double Layered Voile, Low Water Length

 


Palette 3: Hummingbird, Plumseed, and Feather Brown

Varying hue levels of plum and lavender blend in with the feather brown hues, creating a cohesive collection all on its own. Adding a garment in Blushed and/or Meadow from Palette Two expands your ensemble options exponentially.

Ivey Abitz Spring Look No 2
Inglenook Shirt Jacket in Plumseed Crinkled Cotton Gauze
Inglenook Vest in Hummingbird Double Layered Linen Scrim
Canterbury Frock Hummingbird Washed Linen, High Water Length
Ivey Abitz 2017 Spring Look 1
The Arthur Hill Frock in Feather Vine Weave and the Inglenook Frock in Flock and Moon Cotton Voile are excellent garments for mixing and matching within the palette.

 

Ivey Abitz Spring Look No. 20
Inglenook Shirt Jacket in Plumseed Crinkled Cotton Gauze
Inglenook Vest in Hummingbird Double Layered Linen Scrim
Inglenook Frock in Flock and Moon Cotton Voile, Low Water Length

I hope this helps organize your thoughts as you discover your favourite fabrics from this Spring Collection.