The Velvet Collection began because of my admiration of and inspiration from the designer Fortuny. Most of my Velvet designs start out as plain white silk and rayon velvet. The velvets are hand dyed in our studio. After dying, the devore’ etching paint (meaning devoured in French) and/or textile paints are hand applied onto the fabric. This creates the rich textural designs you see here. All of the textile designs are adapted from artwork from the turn of the last century European and Asian art.
Gathered collar button front tunic with "Victorian Design" devore (french for devoured or hand-cut velvet) on the front and back of the tunic as well as the sleeves. This tunic has a slightly fitted shape with waistline seam that is fitted slightly higher than the waist. Sleeve has a straight stovepipe fit. Tunic can be trimmed with tassel finishes or not.