Jul 1, 2014 8:41 AM
Although the Silk Tunic Bandhini ($145) looks like the easiest, breeziest dress to wear on any given summer day, the process it took to get to you and your beach-ready look was a lot more involved. Bandhani is a type of tie-dye, originating in India, that actually involves tying and dying. First, a piece of fabric is tied up tightly and submerged in dye. When the fabric is unfolded, a beautiful intricate pattern - its design dependent on how and where the string was knotted - is revealed.