A sheer black dress made from handspun silk organza. Its gathered at the waist, has a round-neck with delicate piping and wide half sleeves turned over by an inch or so. Slip included. A silver selvedge graces the bottom of the silk overlay. Handloom organza silk. Handwoven in Bengal.
Model is 5 feet 7" and wearing a size small.
"Runaway Bicycle’s work today, essentially rests in linking the skills of traditional weavers and dyers spread all across India with those of the craftsmen working out of the studio. The collective skills they bring is an accumulation of knowledge passed down through many generations. Eventually resulting in garments and pieces of home décor, that defy trends and seasons, and will be handed down to future generations.
As a design philosophy, Runaway Bicycle believes the most comfortable clothes are worn by children and people employed in physical labour. The likes of peasants, painters, road workers, mechanics and very often the clothes our parents wore. This awareness bears out in a stubborn penchant for the lightness of the fabrics employed and a design aesthetic that values comfort over form."