Gone are the structured looks of early safari couture… Alembika’s latest drop, THE NEW SAFARI, is a well-composed collection that brings you butter-soft jersey and mini-rib knits, must-have neutrals, and our exclusive Savannah print that adds an artful pop of head-turning high contrast.
The New Safari is a small-batch group with a big focus on ease… Every comfortable piece is designed to fit beautifully and drape to perfection—no matter what size you wear. No confined tailoring. No restrictive trends. Just gorgeous clothing that keeps your good taste and comfort in mind—whether or not you take it with you on safari.
The collection inspired me to name a few of the dresses after “The Trimates,” Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas and, of course, Jane Goodall—three brilliant women who have devoted their careers to helping protect the precious animals one sees on safari. The dress featured here is named for Jane Goodall, a primatologist and anthropologist—and the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. She is best known for her 60-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. Jane Goodall is an honorary member of the World Future Council and in 2002, was named a UN Messenger of Peace.
DRESS PICK: JANE COCOON MIDI DRESS in our beautiful Savannah motif is rendered in ultra-soft jersey making it a dream to wear. Impeccable princess seams provide beautiful shape through the bustline, before releasing into the relaxed yet curvaceous cocoon skirting we adore for its roominess and chic shape. It’s a pullover silhouette with modest v-neck, short sleeves, side pockets and a straight hem that hits somewhere below the knee (thus its midi dress status).
TOP PICK #1: TRIO MINI-RIB DOLMAN TOP is so easy and chic. Three soft and amiable neutrals + beautifully textured micro-ribbing define this versatile knit top, styled with flattering raglan shoulder seams and chic dolman shaping at the underarm. This relaxed and breezy pullover is perfect for Missy and Plus sizes, and the graceful curved hem looks great with any pants style—from slim straight legs to full and flowing.
Here, Liraz rocks the top with none other than our Iconic Stretch Jeans in a goes-with-everything grey wash. But you will also find our beloved Punto Pants in the same luxe mini-rib knit: Safari Mini-Rib Punto Pants look nothing short of amazing with so many tops and tunics, and come in grey and black. Feel like mixing things up? Choose Savannah Punto Pants or Savannah Breeze Trousers in our exclusive print.
TOP PICK #2: LILY TRAPEZE TUNIC TOP offers easy elegance from daytime to dinner. Our trapeze silhouette is a best-seller for good reason—it fits and flatters so many figures and, now, it’s in our stunning Savannah motif on butter-soft jersey that’s smooth and lightweight, and ready to swing all summer long. This relaxed-fit pullover has a round neck, short sleeves and flowing hi-lo hem. Just perfect.
Feeling like a full-on printed look from top to bottom? Soft jersey Savannah Punto Pants or lightweight woven Savannah Breeze Trousers are made to match and equally as flowing for freedom of movement and undeniable elegance.
Heading to the savannah? Don’t forget your sunscreen!