eigensinnig wien

Hypatia Light and wide silk dress black

Regular price € 780,00 including VAT

Light and airy, elegant women's dress in pure silk that flirts with the supposed contradictions of playfulness and rigor. An obstinate creation for all seasons.

"Defend your right to think" is one of the quotes attributed to the late ancient mathematician, astronomer and philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria. However, one is not sure about the authorship, because nothing of the works of the great thinker, who was considered particularly eloquent and progressive, has survived - for the sole reason that she was not a man. 

To honor this remarkable and impressive woman, we have dedicated a black dress made of pure silk with a discreet round neckline to her in our in-house atelier - a timelessly elegant creation that can also be worn casually with a belt. The elegance of the wide-cut, airy, free-flowing dress with its short, wide sleeves and two slits of different lengths is subtly interrupted by two small, patch pockets on the front that are slightly frayed. This play on contrasts continues at the seams: the front one is closed, straight and centered and looks clean, smooth and classy; the back one is slightly frayed and looks mismatched, rebellious and provocative. Also in terms of seasons, the elegant obstinacy can not be fixed, because 'Hypatia' can be worn with sandals in spring and summer, and with boots in autumn and winter.

As in all our creations, there are a few surprising details in this rarity:

the smooth French seams at the neckline.
the asymmetrical hem of the dress.
the three ocher stripes on the right side slit, characteristic of eigensinnig wien.

Combine with the 'Buckle Sandal' sandals in summer or the 'Slot' boots in winter and the 'Doctor Crossbody' shoulder bag in green for an avant-garde ensemble for special occasions.

Brand: eigensinnig wien
Color: black
Material: 100% silk

eigensinnig wien: special avant-garde fashion for men and women.

Under our avant-garde fashion label eigensinnig wien, we manufacture unique fashion pieces for obstinate characters. We design our collections in an experimental process, enriching them with thoughts and ideas from the fields of philosophy, art and literature or drawing inspiration from philosophy, art and literature. That is why our trousers and jackets, blouses and dresses bear the names of philosophers, literary figures and sociologists. We work with materials from nature, which we like to combine in asymmetrical, avant-garde cuts. Our aesthetic is based on the Japanese wabi-sabi concept: “Pare down to the essence, but don’t remove the poetry.”


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In our in-house tailor shop we make your custom size for you. From a different material or in a different color? Do you need something unique for weddings, official appearances or other special occasions? We create and tailor to measure. Just contact us.


Germany, Austria, Switzerland: 1-2 days
EU and Europe: 1-2 days
Asia, Australia and North America: 2-4 days
In Vienna additionally: 3 hours with the bicycle messenger

If you do not like the product or it does not fit, you can return it and get a refund. Free returns from Germany, Switzerland and Austria