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A designer dress by Indian top designer Gaurav Gupta. A fantastic blend of silk, cotton and metal thread, handwoven into a spectacular fabric in pink, white and gold. Stretch without spandex, that's pure, sustainable luxury. This is what top-level weaving looks like.
Although it is a form-fitting model, the dress is very comfortable to wear due to the way the fabric is woven. The "wrinkles" in the fabric stretch with your body. The golden glow of the gold-laminated wafer-thin copper wire lights up beautifully.
The technique of weaving with metal wire is thousands of years old in India and is called Zari. Zari used to be reserved for noble families. At that time, silk threads were used that were wrapped with silver and then galvanized with gold. This pure zari is still used, but is extremely pricey and so nowadays either copper (metallic zari) or polyester (plastic zari) is used as a base. This dress is based on metallic zari.
In Akaaro's studio, the fabrics are designed on a so-called Jaquard hand loom. Chief designer Gupta specializes in the processing of metal wire into fabrics. His fabric designs are completely unique.
Note: the dress is lined with pink fabric (not mint green as seen in the picture).
These are approximate measurements. The fabric stretches, so it doesn't have an exact size.