Brighton Bohemian Silk Robe ; Wilde
A striking long generously cut dressing robe or duster coat with patch pockets and wide sleeves. Can be worn loose, or drawn in at at the waist with the long sash, finished with silky tassels.
Opulent supple silk with an intricate woven design in subtle tones of pale gold on a dark wine ground, with a smooth silken shimmer texture. Banded accents in a rich claret shade. Created from a carefully selected vintage luxurious silk saree woven in the Tanchoi method, which originated in China and was brought to India in the early 1800s.
The ingredients Please be aware that these unique pieces are created from vintage textiles, which have had a previous life, so consequently there may be the odd very minor smudge or very minor catch to the surface of the fabric. These in no way impinge on their beauty, and you can be sure that they do not compromise the integrity of the material. Our sarees are cleaned and checked for flaws prior to making, and we cut around any significant marks.
Any area of actual damage or thinning is repaired with a tiny embroidered patch using a visible mending technique (one of my favourite features!), and this is always clearly mentioned in the description. These should be seen as an enhancement to the garment, and a sign of the textile's previous life and history.
This is a deliberate choice to fit in with our ethos of creating beautiful garments with minimal impact on the planet.
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Sizing As the fit of all these garments is meant to be loose and fluid it provides a fair bit of flexibility on sizing.
For this particular robe, I have designated it a medium. However the wide shoulders and generous sleeves mean that it could work very well for the UK size range 8 to 16.
I have given the actual garment measurements below so you can ascertain for yourself how it will work with your own measurements. Remember to double these figures to give maximum circumferences, and that these pieces are meant to be loose fitting, so allow a generous amount of room over your particular body measurements
Underarm to underarm, laid flat; 73cms/ 28"
Waist, laid flat; 77cms/ 30"
Nape to hem loose; 132cms /52”
Shown on a UK size 12 tailors mannequin
Construction The robe has a full silk habutai lining in wine.
As with all of the Brighton Bohemian pieces, the quality of the finish is paramount, with French and bound seams throughout (no overlocking) to ensure both a comfortable wear and a long life.
Each of these pieces is created from a vintage 100% wool saree. The design is very considered, with the cut engineered to make the best use of the various areas of beautiful printed design on the saree. I will spend some hours before cutting trying out different pattern layouts to ensure the most pleasing finished effect.
Care; These wool and silk robes should be dry-cleaned only.
Giving Back For each piece sold, £20 is donated to the World Food Programme’s Afghanistan Appeal.
Sustainability Every time a Brighton Bohemian piece is purchased a donation is made via Ecologi to fund the planting of 25 trees and make a positive net contribution to combatting climate change. The trees are environmentally high value and part of gold standard schemes designed and managed to benefit local communities.
Packaging Dresses are dispatched in acid free tissue paper and recyclable cardboard boxes sealed with kraft paper eco tape. These are placed inside pouches for weather protection during transit which are made entirely from an environmentally friendly compostable bio-plastic created from sugar-cane.