Kirstie Macleod's embroidered silky dress from her 'The Red Dress Project' is becoming famous around the world

The dress initiative has been launched to support women who are dealing with poverty in places like Misimba in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Image Source: The Red Dress Embroidery Instagram

You would be surprised to see the colourful and beautiful neatly crafted silk dress. British fashion designer Kirstie Macleod had started a global embroidery project called 'The Red Dress project' in 2009. Notably, the red silk dress has travelled to around 28 countries. The embroidery project that ran for a decade is embellished by 202 artisans. 

Different artists from around the world wanted to connect with women of all backgrounds under this project of Kirstie. The dress has been exhibited in various art galleries and museums of the countries like Italy, Mexico, Dubai, Paris and London. The Instagram account of this project has shared the details on how many artisans helped, the process of making the dress, stories of the artisans and how they were paid. As per the reports, a documentary is also being made on this project.

The embroideries on this dress have work included by the refugees of Kosovo, Palestine, Rwanda, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, Kenya, Peru, Wales, Saudi Arabia and Peru. The dress initiative has been launched to support women who are dealing with poverty in places like Misimba in Cape Town, South Africa.

On the Instagram account, they have also shared the samples of the embroidery made in India. Lotus flower has been embroidered on the frock using different gold threads and metalwork.