the cappella shirt.

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The designer's take on the classic tie neck blouse is updated using a sumptuous and luxurious fabric.

Which shirt is your favorite?

My favorite one is whichever one I’m wearing at the time. But if I had to choose, it’ll be the Cappella – it’s the first one that I made. When I first started wearing it, people would ask me all the time where I got it. It’s so timeless.

I remember this one woman who insisted that she didn’t wear shirts. She ended up purchasing the Capella and I went to an event with her. That night, she got 6 compliments. She didn’t even tie the ribbon and just left the two pieces hanging.

How did you come up with the design?

I like scarves and this is a classic silhouette. There’s been many versions of this blouse and I always thought the ribbon would rarely hang properly. Plus, I would only ever see it in polyester, never in a beautiful fabric. So, this was my take on a classic silhouette done luxuriously.