Cochineal Dyed Silk Slip Dress
A collaboration between abacaxi and cult silks brand SVNR, this dress was naturally dyed in Oaxaca, Mexico using traditional methods of dyeing with cochineal. Cochineal is an insect that lives on the plant; it has been used for generations to dye colors from purples, fuchsia, pinks, crimson, reds, to oranges.
The two-tone violet design was achieved through tying and then carefully dyeing each side with two different natural dye processes.
We also have 2 pieces that have an overall lavender violet color, also dyed naturally with cochineal in Oaxaca.
The signature SVNR silhouette, this flattering slip dress has been named an essential by Vogue.com. Bias-cut silk flatters every body shape while offering lightweight breathability and versatility.- 100% silk charmeuse- Drawstrings at side seam for optional ruching - Deep V-neck- Self-Lined at the bust - low scoop back- Bias cut- Adjustable spaghetti straps- Above the knee lengthDyed to imperfection. Variations in color are part of the unique and natural charm of hand dyeing and not to be considered a defect.
*We only made this very limited amount of pieces in this special color and are not likely to make more.
Handwash in cold water or dry clean, avoid drying in direct sun to prevent color fading.