In Search of That Perfect Summer Dress - Wall Street Journal

by Meenal Mistry
Wall Street Journal
May 15, 2015
"My perfect summer flock/ Three tastemakers remember the looks that lasted:
Tiina Laakkonen:
"When I lived in London and New York, I had what I called my 'black wardrobe.' It was like Yohji [Yamamoto] and Comme des Garçons.  But I never wore it in summer.  I would wear slip dresses from Dosa, which I still wear and still mean summer to me.  I think I bought my first one in 1995, and now I have stacks of them- all the same shape but with different details, some with ruffles, some with vintage lace.  I'm 50 now so I don't look as good in a slip dress as I used to, but I always felt that there was something special about them.  You're not wearing something that's wearing you.""
Illustration by Uli Knörzer