A favorite find from the archives...
Cocoa Swoon worthy badass Jimi Hendrix inspired velvet burnout duster! Insanely gorgeous luxe velvet burnout in a Chocolate brown color with a stunning contrast tan colored floral motif. Beautiful crystal beads throughout the floral pattern. The drape and quality of the fabric is truly stunning with all the sheerness on the tan floral parts!
Effortlessly cool and timeless.
Wear it belted for a completely different look!
Only 1 available!
Measurements for size Small:
Bust up to 42"
Sleeve length 23"
Silk Velvet Burnout
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.