Inspired by 70's boho babes and rock n' roll Goddesses...I LOVE YOU! I've created this short version of our very popular and coveted long caftan in this gorgeous black deco swirl pattern with edges having a tiny floral motf on a carmel colored ground...back takes one shawl so there is no seam. Silk fishnet fringe goes all the way down the sides and along bottom creating heavenly movement. Front is open and the sides are stitched up leaving an armhole.
Total length including fringe is 28"
Width not including fringe is 40"
Last two photos are of the loveliest Aussie babe Helen aka Gypsylovinlight and you can find the full post here:
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.
One size fits all
Rayon velvet burnout
100% silk fringe