Amrita Freedom Shirt Dress -Ivory Jamdani
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.
Jamdani weaving is extremely time-consuming and labour intensive due to the intricacy of motifs that are created directly on the loom using the discontinuous weft technique. A dense thread is added by hand to the fine warp threads to create motifs, inlaid into the fabric.
Jamdani fabric for Ayesha has been handwoven in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. The motifs have been kept intentionally simple; the 200-count fabric is soft and flows easily, perfect for contemporary, everyday living. The idea is to encourage the adoption of Jamdani fabrics as a sustainable modern fashion choice, while providing employment opportunities for heritage Jamdani weavers and their communities.
- This free size shirt dress sits comfortably on all body shapes with generous sleeves for ample room for movement all throughout.
- The hemline tapers from the sides to the middle.
- Comes with pockets.
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