Oversized Silk T-Shirt
The Nila x Anna Valentine silk t-shirt encapsulates laid-back luxury. The deceptively simple shape is an archive classic from Anna's studio, re-interpreted by Nila using handloom textile and natural dyes. The side seams curve lightly towards the front, giving shape to the floating form, and the back hem sits flatteringly below the hipline. Each sleeve has been lightly pre-rolled and hand-stitched in place for a relaxed feel. Meant to be worn loose and layered, this t-shirt can also be tucked into waist-high trousers easily as the textile is so fine. The matte silk has been handwoven on specialised looms in Karnataka, then dipped lightly into a natural indigo vat in Maharashtra. The front panel and sleeves are in shade 2, which means they have been dipped twice, and the under layer is in shade 1, having been dipped once. It requires a highly skilled indigo dyer to achieve such a pale blue, evenly, during the piece-dyeing process. To create this colour of the clear sky takes significant knowledge and a perfectly balanced vat.
Dry clean only.
Natural indigo is a millennia-old plant dye. The alchemy of earth, water; air, and indigo leaves creates an unpredictable beauty.
Please handle this precious piece with care, and it may last you a lifetime. The rich natural colour may fade slightly over time, with exposure to direct sunlight.
Domestic: Delivery in 2-3 weeks.
International: Delivery in 3-4 weeks.
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