Boho babe burnout velvet fringed kimono! Pretty retro floral motif with lots of sheerness really creating a stained glass effect. Stunning silk fishnet fringes dripping down the front neckline, all around bottom hemline and under the sleeves creates such heavenly movement! Hand beading on the floral pattern adds extra magic.
Shoulder - 22"
Bust up to 46"
Length not including fringe - 23"
Fringe - 10"
Last three images are from Rocky Barnes feature on her blog 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.