The Freedom Shirt Dress is an inclusive free size silhouette that works for every body shape. Wear it as a dress or with pants.
The Story Behind The Dress: The Freedom Dress has been Inspired by one of India’s greatest poets, Amrita Pritam. Her works mostly revolve around the turbulent times and theme of India’s partition, and the violence of the freedom struggle. She was considered to be the voice of feminism in the aftermath of India’s partition in 1947. In her long life and career, she wrote over 100 poems and shaped the future of literature for women. The women in Pritam’s characters were a reflection of how she lived her life - on her own terms, determined to unshackle herself from social norms and seize freedoms. The idea with this free size dress silhouette is to allow freedom from conventional sizing and structure.
Kota Doria takes it's name from a small town of Rajasthan in India, called Kota, where this specific style of weaving has been practised for generations. Doria itself means thread. The small squares on the fabric, is the most significant and unique feature of Kota Doria weaving. This kind of fabric is traditionally block-printed in Rajasthan itself, but taking a departure from what is the norm, Santosh Kumar Dhanopia, fifth-generation, Indian award winning, master block printer developed this scatter print using non-toxic gold dye for Ayesha. The simple gold thread running stitch embroidery on the sleeves and collar is inspired by the centuries-old tradition of "kantha" embroidery, that used to be practised by rural women of West Bengal, Orissa and Bangladesh.