When we asked top Southern designers to reinvent patterns from issues past, something beautiful happened.
[MUSIC] I was given an old pattern from Southern Living Pattern Archives and was asked to recreate a dress that was in the same vein as the 1950s and 60s. I think Southern style is the right amount of Traditional and nostalgic ideas mixed with something very contemporary and modern. People put a lot of emphasis on purchasing quality clothing that had really beautiful fabrics that would last them a long time. Time, fast fashion hadn't really come to be yet and people bought investment pieces. If you're buying high-end clothing, you're buying something that had a lot of attention to detail and It was very luxurious. My dress adopted certain design details from the vintage pattern but also has a fresh modern take that I think is more relevant to today's woman. It's got a beautiful two tone feel. It's got light pink, it's got dark pink, it's really dynamic. So I think that's what really makes a dress work in such a simple shape is that the fabric has a lot of life to it. It was really exciting to be able to make something that was affordable and still. For us at the same time. To me, being a Southern designer really means representing the South. I think the South really has a beautiful and important design aesthetic. And it has a lot of culture and a lot of richness. And that it's different and has something to say. [MUSIC] I'm Abby Glass, and I designed an exclusive dress for the Southern Living 50th Anniversary. Perfect. [LAUGH] That was a good one. And, we're done. [SOUND] [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]