The Elodie Work Belt was first designed and released in 2016. Its concept as a large, asymmetrical pocket was slow to take shape, but once developed, became a quick favorite. I wanted to create a piece that could transform the silhouette of our voluminous, relaxed garments, but also serve a function other than aesthetic. To me, this is a pocket, belt, sash, apron, fanny pack—purely waist defining or a home for your paint brushes, cell phone, or ID. You can add a pocket to a garment without one, or add a layer of interest to an otherwise one-dimensional outfit. It's cut in a triangle, referencing one of my favorite interest-giving shapes, and the angled fabric draws a smooth line across the hips, lengthening the torso.
The Elodie can be tied in the front or back, or on the hip to highlight the large pocket. I love this style worn monochromatically over matching linen dresses and jumpsuits, or paired with a contrasting color and fabric.