Alva Silk Dress - Champagne


The Alva Silk Dress is beautiful addition to a slow fashion wardrobe. This lightweight hand-spun silk dress has a delicately gathered neckline and sleeves. The soft horizontal pleats accentuates the amazing soft tonal quality of the champagne coloured silk. With two side seam pockets.

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Handmade by Mumbai-based, slow fashion design studio, Runaway Bicycle.

The design principle of seeking comfort before form remains the driving force behind their pieces. Inspiration comes from the comfort found in the clothing of children and labourers engaged in physical tasks, effortless and relaxed pieces. So, the lightness of the fabric, its feel to the touch and how it breathes are the prime factors that are always considered.

Working only with organic cottons and handloomed silks that are naturally dyed, Azo-free compounds which are eco-friendly. Great care is taken to avoid the use of any chemicals during the treatment of the fabrics. They follow entirely sustainable practices.

Fabrics are woven by handlooms in west Bengal, Gujrat, using families of weavers who have passed their craft down from one generation to the next.

All stitching, apart from the delicate seams, is done by hand, as are the embellishments such as embroidery.

This style comes in one size which would fit a UK size 8-14. The model is 5"7 and a UK size 10 Length - 132cm, Bust - 154cm, Hip - 154cm

100% handloom silk

Inherent slubs and imperfections are characteristic of this hand-spun mulberry silk. Expect slight colour variations and appreciate these tones and marks as a sign of the craftsmanship. 


Care Instructions
Dry Clean Only