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TUUVA – Panther boy
A beautiful and practical dress inspired by the street fashion of Copenhagen. Ruffle sleeves and hem create a layered look to the dress. The Tuuva dress is also a model favored by mothers as a breastfeeding dress. The airy dress is easy to wear in all kinds of situations. An outfit that works in the winter with boots and jeans as well is perfect for summer parties.
The Tuuva dress is sized to fit at the top and is slightly smaller than usual from the shoulders / arms.
Print designer: Ville Kylätasku
The Panther Boy pattern is inspired by the Greek god Dionysus, who was a god of wine, performing arts and fertility. At times, the word Lyaios, which means “Liberator,” was used for him. The name was due to the fact that he was thought to free a person from worries and sorrows. Dionysus was often depicted with a panther because the panther represents getting rid of worries and sorrow. The poet Rainer Maria Rilke describes the imprisoned panther in one of his most famous poems (In Jardin des Plantes, 1902):
Now and again the veil over his pupils silently lifts. An image enters, pierces the numbness,
and dies away in his heart
Despite the melancholy and loss of the poem, I personally see it through hope and freedom:
It tells how we live in an unreal world, behind transparent bars. We do not make our hearts free until we realize that the bars in front of our freedom are created by ourselves. In that sense, the imprisoned panther described by Rilke represents the longing for freedom for all of us. In the pattern series, the whole consists of variations, the dialogue between the patterns and the law of attraction that emerges between them, the metaphor of freedom, prison and liberation.
As a Finnish saying: The forest responds, as we shout there; the whole of our lives is the sum of the parts of our self-creation.
All VIMMA products are designed in Finland and manufactured with love nearby in our factories in Tallin.
The casual and flowy Tuuva-dress is fitted at the top and slightly smaller than usual at the shoulders / arms. When contemplating between two sizes, we recommend choosing the larger size, especially in dresses made of viscose. You can find the material information of each dress under "material".
Care instructionsWoven viscose fabric
30 degree delicate wash, no bleaching, no tumble drying, iron low heat, no chemical washing
MaterialWoven viscose fabric