Riya Swarup

Contemporary Top and Skirt Set

Riya was inspired by the Romantic qualities and the culture of Provence. The emblems, materials and silhouettes that were prominent during the Romantic era in Europe (1800-1860), and the 1980s Ra-Ra skirt, combine to create a modernised, adapted apparel garment.

This two-piece set consists of a fitted cropped top in Linen with long bishop sleeves in sheer polyester and a tight 80’s inspired Ra-Ra skirt in Linen.

Riya used a combination of materials in an aesthetically pleasing manner, including; linen fabric and a broderie-anglaise ruffle, to create a unique appearance. The garment is embellished with lavender embroidery and beading which creatively reflects the inspiration of Provence and includes the soft features of the embroidered organza sleeves and ruffles in the broderie anglaise fabric. Rouleau hoops, fabric covered buttons and gold beading add the finishing touches to the garment.