Soooooooo GOOD! To-die-for vintage inspired kimono! Gorgeous baroque floral pattern on a velvet burnout that gives that beautiful sheer effect . Back takes one shawl so there is no seam and is one big square that creates such an amazing drape on the sides. Fishnet silk fringe goes all the way down the sides and along bottom. Great with anything and everything year round! So many ways to wear and style...dressed up or down...truly a timeless and effortless piece!
The velvet burnout process, or "Dévoré" as it is also referred, is achieved by applying an acid to a natural, protein fiber (silk) and natural non-protein fiber (rayon). The acid "burns out" the non-protein fiber leaving only the sheer woven silk and hence, creating elaborate and intricate designs. This fabrics is of the highest quality, and is very expensive to manufacture.
The art deco designs on the shawls used to make these beauties are based on 1920s prints and give an amazing stained glass glow when backlit. The silk part of the fabric becomes very sheer, almost transparent. Often referred to as "wearable art", I promise that once you lay your hands on one of these, you will not ever want to take it off.
Rayon Velvet Burnout
Silk Fishnet Fringe
Total length including fringe is 51".
One size fits all