Named after Zaha Hadid. The Iraqi-British architect who was a female leader in the male dominant industry. With flowy lines and hard edges, her work is incredible.
Of course, her blouse is black, because how many architects do you know who don't adore black? And the cuffs are fully packed with embroidered details.
For a lot of my pieces, I hold back a little, preserve a little. I think of the bottom line and my practical head comes in. But this. This is unabashed Kholo-ness. Those cuffs bring me delight. Sheer delight.
The Zaha Blouse is a feminine timeless silhouette. The blouse is silk-linen and has hand sewn bead detail at the hem of the ¾ sleeve. With a zip in the centre back, it is easy to get on and off. This style is a very versatile shape to wear whether you style it with pants, a skirt or even a pair of jeans. It is one of those pieces that can be worn out for lunch with the girls or dressed for a night out.
The relaxed fit of the Zaha Blouse is very flattering for all body shapes. The blouse falls softly from the bust and has a flattering hemline being shorter at the front covering the tummy (don’t we all love that!!), and longer at the back, being very forgiving for those who like to disguise their backsides (what more do we want!!)
Try adding a necklace to break up the high neckline if you are large in the bust. When choosing colours for accessorizing be sure to choose colours similar to the beadwork.
The Zaha Blouse is a go to item that you will be wearing for years to come.
Satin Linen - which gives it a soft drape. The sheen is more subtle than satin and there is a slight texture to it due to the linen.
Remove the cuffs, cold hand wash in mesh bag with mild detergent
Do not bleach
Dry flat in shade
Warm iron on reverse