Beaded cotton and silk tunic, 'Morning Princess' (India)

A shimmering ivory cotton and silk blend becomes a beautiful blouse by Isha Jain. Intricate gota embroidery combines with beads and sequins to surround the neckline and edge the sleeves. Similar to appliqu, gota embroidery involves adding a different fabric to the background to create new textures. Beadwork and sequins heighten the sense of elegance.