Bandhani-inspired silk jacquard dress
Each Varana collection is marked by bespoke textiles designed in our own studio and especially developed for the current theme.
This fabric of this striking dress is inspired by the famed Bandhani tie-and-dye technique from India. Tiny, red circular motifs are dotted on a grid to create a beautifully textured background. The top is artfully shaped into a peplum and the full folds of the attached skirt contrast perfectly with the cinched waist.
The dipping low back adds an unexpected glamorous twist and makes this dress a truly standout piece.
Model is 5 feet 9 inches / 175 cm and wears UK size 6.
Shell: 44% Cotton 32% Silk 24% Polyester
Lining: 63% Cupro 37% Modal
Dry Clean Only
'Bandhani' is a form of fine tie-and-dye that originated centuries ago in the Kutch desert in India and is still practiced by artisanal communities in the region. Craftswomen painstakingly tie small knots in the fabric. The tied fabric resists the dye and the result is inrticate, circular patterns.
We have taken inspiration from this technique and created a bespoke silk jacquard, woven with tiny, circular motifs that are similar to those created by the Bandhani process.
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