Indipop

Happiness is Handmade. Period. Handmade textiles and textile designs have magic in them. This magic engulfed us, when we came across Isha Mistry’s Ichha collection. We just couldn’t take our hands off these two Kurtis for their pure and comforting fabric and designs.  With the help of her current collection, we got to explore the Khadi and Ikkat.

_USH1773Khadi takes us back to our history textbooks and we just can’t be more thankful to Mahatma Gandhi for leaving back such a vast heritage of the indigineous Fabric – Khadi.

Khadi or ‘Khaddar’ is characterised as a hand-spun or hand-woven cloth, which is usually woven from cotton. It may also include silk and wool. This makes this fabric timeless and it keeps us cool in summer and warm in winter. This fabric is produced  not only in India, but also in Pakistan and Bangladesh. This Fabric is slowly making a come-back in every Indian wardrobe. To read more about the Khadi, do check our co-blogger Rucha’s blog here.

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Tie and dye also has a prominent place in every fashion designer’s recent collection. Ikkat or Ikat is also a unique tie and dye method, in which the warp yarns are tied and dyed before weaving.   This fabric is not only used in clothing but also used in giving upholstery a bohemian vibe and is becoming a favorite amongst upholstery lovers and interior designers. In India, Ikkat is practised in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. Apart from India, it is produced in other countries like Thailand, Cambodia and Latin American places like Peru, Mexico, Colombia, etc. Thus, making the fabric an apt symbol of our globalised world.

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Isha Mistry has always been attracted to creating her own designs, since an early age, and thus she went on to pursue her passion by studying the subject in detail. Her work focuses on environment friendly aspects and she has won awards for the same. When we asked her about what she personally likes in her profession, she replied saying that, the happiness that she witnesses in her client’s eyes after finding that one perfect outfit and the knowledge of them remembering her work every time they wear it, is the soul reason behind her timeless designs.

 

 

Designer’s Note (Ichha by Isha): It would be beneficial for everyone, if we become a bit more environmentally conscious and appreciate the efforts taken by people working in the industry and the cost that comes along with it. After all, there are huge efforts by a number of different people, who come along while giving a perfect end product to the customers.

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Styling Tip: Bringing together Handmade dresses, Traditonal Indian Juttis and Handmade Temple Jewellery is like a dream come true for all Indian ethnic wear lovers. We had the pleasure of going all ethnic this time around. Whoever says, that ethnic clothing is only for festivals, it ain’t true friend! The attire we wore this time is perfect for a date, a coffee with your bestie or even a day out with your mum. You could even wear it to work 🙂 If you are a teacher, as per Indian school/college dress codes, you might just have to slip on a legging and a duppata and you are good to  go.

 

 

We wore –

  • Red Khadi Kurta naturally dyed artisan made Ajrakh and Blue Ikat and cotton silk knee-length Kurti by Ichha. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
  •  Open back Brown Jutti and White beaded Full Mojari by Aahash Collection. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Silver earrings, Temple collection neck-piece, Thumb ring and Nose pin by Perline Crafts. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Photography by Sushmitha Tadakamadala. Follow her on Instagram.

Location at Aga Khan Palace.

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Pinch of Turqoise has three major fettishes- Silver Jewellery and/or Handmade Jewellery, Footwear and of course Handmade textile/textile designs. This time around, we had the pleasure of adorning all the three. Imagine our happiness!! Go read Esha and Vishaka's new blog!! Kurti: @i.c.h.h.a Juttis :@aahashcollection Jewelry : @perlinecrafts . . . . #fashionblogger #fashionista #fblogger #personalstyle #currentlywearing #pinchofturquoise #fashionblog #styles #styleblogger #fashioninspo #trendy #styleblog #stylegram #lookbook #whatiwore #lovethislook #instalike #jewelry #jewelryaddict #fashionstyle #outfitinspiration #lookoftheday #todayiwore #ootd #inspo #fashioninspo #styleinspo #ootdmagazine #ootdshare #beingbloggers

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Love,

Esha and Vishaka

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