You'll love the plunging v-neck of this gorgeous kaftan style dress with a beautiful full skirt and shirred elasticized waist and crescent moon shaped dolman sleeves. We significantly changed the design of the original design this dress was based on to fit a variety of sizes and lengthened the sleeve to be worn below the elbow or pulled up creating a short puff sleeve look giving it greater versatility and wearability for all seasons. Pop it on with your denim jacket, fluffy faux furries, Parisian coats and more in cold weather or wear it as is in hot temps. You’ll love the v-neck front and back that allows this dress to be worn by so many different shapes and sizes. This gorgeous dress is perfect all season dress. She’s a timeless new icon you can col canto… colla voce!
Revel in the Details
byVINNIK Colla Voce in Italian Stretch Satin Jacquard
V Neck with 7/8 Crescent Dolman Sleeves
Elasticized shirred waist for comfortable fit
V-Shaped Back with keyhole tie for perfect fit
Full Skirt with Pockets
Ethically made in Los Angeles
Hand wash with cold water (DO NOT BLEACH); Hang for dry
A Flexible Fit
Suzanne is 5'8" wearing Original (Measurements bust 39", waist 34", Hips 44")
Nani is 5'8" wearing Plus (bust 52" Waist 48" Hips 62")
byVINNIK creates clothing of the highest quality, made in small production runs. Our goal is ZERO waste and a net positive impact on the environment by utilizing our remnants and working in existing, deadstock and vintage textiles. Ethical production from start to finish - our garment workers are paid a living wage working in a clean and safe facility in Los Angeles, a rarity in the world of fashion. Each design is hand cut and expertly crafted using only the highest quality textiles vetted to reduce our carbon footprint. We truly believe that every person who works to create our garments should be positively impacted. As a result, every piece is unique and truly one of a kind. At byVINNIK, we are committed to the “Slow Fashion Movement” and strive to lead by example in the fashion industry.
The vast majority of our clientele at byVINNIK are repeat customers who see the value in our unique approach leveraging social media to create a personalized relationship and community driven atmosphere. We work diligently to create designs that fit many body types, heights, ages and occasions.
At byVINNIK, we are about more than just making beautiful clothing. We work to inspire and empower our divas to be bold, take up space and love themselves "AS IS" in our glamorous corner of the internet and beyond.
MEET THE DESIGNER
Fashion Designer, Suzanne Vinnik has captivated audiences across the globe and has been recognized as one of the most influential women in classical music as an opera singer, community engagement leader, photographer and now successful fashion CEO and Creative Director of byVINNIK as of May 2019.
As an opera singer, some of her favorite roles as a leading soprano included the title role in Manon Lescaut, Nedda in Pagliacci, Mimi and Musetta in La bohème, Violetta in La traviata amongst others with notable engagements at Pittsburgh Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and on concert stages as a soloist throughout Italy, Norway (Her Majesty Queen Sonja in the audience), Russia and before members of United States Congress sharing the stage with President Joe Biden. Her parallel pursuit of entrepreneurial endeavors led her to first start Shoperatic, the largest specialized social media network and marketplace for all women in classical music. She is a published photographer, guest columnist, stylist and hosted "Diva Who Hustles" an online web-series for The Dallas Opera Network during the early days of the pandemic in 2020.
Suzanne's love of fashion and desire to create her dream job on her own terms inspired the launch of “byVINNIK” an ethically manufactured womenswear line made in Downtown Los Angeles with clientele all over the world including some of the biggest names in Classical Music, Broadway and TV. Known for dressing divas of all sizes, her work is sought out and featured on Disney+, Netflix, RuPaul's Drag Race, HBOMax's hit TV Show "The White Lotus"on Episode 5 during Season 2 worn by Jennifer Coolidge and major red carpet events, magazines and performances worldwide by some of the most talented artists of our time.
Suzanne holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University with additional studies at Mannes College of Music and Otis College of Design. She is an alumnus of the Opera Studio of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy where she studied and performed under the tutelage of Renata Scotto and The Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors where she was an Administration Fellow in 2019.
She enjoys sharing her knowledge on topics relating to entrepreneurship, fashion and classical music as a guest panelist at conferences and universities especially working with women to share the journey of entrepreneurship. The best part of making the transition from singing opera to fashion is seeing the way divas have blossomed in their confidence wearing her designs of all ages, sizes and backgrounds.
byVINNIK, one of LA's most exciting luxury inclusive clothing brands launched in May 2019. Opera singer turned fashion designer Suzanne Vinnik desired to create a clothing line that embodied her passions for fashion, photography, music and entrepreneurship - on her own terms for everyone. Clientele include some of the biggest names in TV, Film, Broadway & Classical Music from every inhabitable continent.
Ethical production from start to finish - our garment workers are paid a living wage working in a clean and safe facility in Los Angeles, a rarity in the fashion world. Each design is hand cut and expertly crafted using only the highest quality textiles and fibers (many deadstock and vintage). As a result, every piece is unique and truly one of a kind. We are committed to the “Slow Fashion Movement” and strive to lead by example in the fashion industry.
byVINNIK creates clothing of the highest quality produced in limited quantities in a vast range of sizes. Our goal is ZERO waste and a net positive impact on the environment. Small production runs in Downtown Los Angeles allow byVINNIK to be flexible and never mass-produced. We are able to personally oversee all aspects of production maintaining a high level of care over each garment we produce to better dress our vibrant clientele.