Ever since Coco Chanel’s game-changing little black dress hit fashion boutiques’ shop floors, the staple has become a wardrobe must for self-respecting women – the kind of piece to defy any cyclical turns in the fashion sphere. With its purist aesthetic and understated luxury, this black heavy cotton satin dress from Belgian designer Sofie D’Hoore, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, perfectly captures the little black dress’ philosophy, effortlessly combining elegance and minimalism to delighting effect. With clean lines, a modern look and an oversized collar adding a playful twist to the frock, this black dress is our clear favourite from Sofie’s current winter collection focusing on dresses inspired by the 60s . As Sofie D’Hoore herself puts it: “I want to dress women, instead of dressing them up.”

Sofie D’Hoore 100% cotton dress (325 €)
Available at Walter, Henri van Heurckstraat 3, 2000 Antwerp
www.sofiedhoore.be