Is your wardrobe having a déjà-vu? Trends that we thought are passé and could never make a comeback are slowly seeping in through our closet. They say history tends to repeat itself and this definitely holds true in the world of fashion & beauty. One such micro-trend that has revived from the past is Shibori. Let’s take a look at it through the eyes of designer Ankit Gindoria.
Dating back to the 8th century, ‘Shibori’ is a Japanese dyeing technique, wherein a white cloth is folded/twisted/bunched and dipped into natural indigo. Certainly there are variations & interpretations of the trend, and I’m having this huge fix on it right now!
Today on the blog I’ll be introducing the brand ANKIT GINDORIA that is emerged out of his love for Shibori. February 2015 saw the first collection of painstakingly dyed fabric constructed into elegant kurtas. Not just that, his pieces are versatile enough to wear it as a dress or style it as a kurta. The collection consisits of a variety of fabrics dyed in various bright colours and silhouettes, harping on fine finishing & detailing.
From many pretty options of colourful shiboris, I picked indigo dye and created two looks with it. Going heavy with accessories for a semi-boho look, I slipped into a pair of palazzo pants and skipped that later to give it a day dress look. It’s versatile and a definite classic; perfect for every body shape, and age group. Ankit Gindoria’s Shibori collection is an easy investment for the coming festive season!
Dress: Ankit Gindoria, Palazzo Pants: Masaba Gupta, Neckpiece: Bansri, Rings & Bangles: Thrifted, Footwear: Aprajita Toor.
It’s that time of the year again where you are shopping day & night to prepare your wardrobe to face the festive season. If you are from Kolkata you can shop the label at Bombaim, or from his Facebook page: AnkitGindoria . Would love to know what you think of this look. Tell me in the comments below. Until then,
Eat. Sleep. Dressup. Repeat
Photography: Harshika Tantia