30 April, 2011

Ikat is in

Do check out my other guest post here. It is for a dear friend.  This is the link to her blog.

Now my today's post- Ikat.
The word “ikat” means “to bind.” It is a very ancient way of creating designs in fabric by resist-dyeing the threads before the fabric is woven. It’s just one of those fabrics that never goes out of style. Ikat (both the traditional weave as well as in it’s mimicked digital print form) . Whether it be on clothing, on upholstery or on tableware, I love it. :)
Ikat prints are really in and all international designers have taken a fancy to it.  Here is me wearing an Ikat print dress by Bebe.

In India Pochampalli ikat Saris, Patola ikat saris, Orissa ikat saris are very well known.

In my previous post here, I am wearing an Orissa Bomkai Ikat Sari

Let us see how others are wearing their Ikats as

Left: Shaheen Abbas 
Right: Vidya Malwade 

Left: Avanti Birla 
Right: Gucci Spring 2010

Left And Centre: Sabina Chopra 
Right: Dries Van Noten Spring 2010

Oscar de la Renta Ikat Ballerina

Ikat Clutches From Madeline Weinrib

Look what Madeline Weinrib has done with Ikat. I absolutely love the furniture and the pillows that she has designed!

Balenciaga Fall 2007

Jenny Kayne 2008 Spring

Bruce Spring 2008 Spring

Armani Fall 2007

To shop ikat articles, check this link


  1. Love this post! Big fan of ikats!

  2. Beautiful dress.
    I also have a ikat sari similar to the one displayed here bought from Kolkata.

  3. I love ikat prints too! Nice photos.

    Thanks so much for stopping by :)


  4. I love Ikat! Great post, I like how you showed how Ikat is also used in furniture and other fabrics, aside from just clothing. I follow you now, hope you follow back!


    xx. VLM.

  5. Ikat is def. in! I just saw the cutest skirt in Forever21 in this print but didn't buy it :(


    ps., I have to return my shoes becasue they sent the wrong size and they're too tight and NO ONE has any left :(

  6. Though your part is dropping a comment, it values a lot

    and thanks for standing behind my success here in the blog world

    Cool Blogs

  7. omg I love all the dresses so pretty with the patterns!!!

  8. Thanks for the comments. I'm now following your blog. You're so pretty and stylish. I love all the creativity (the fabrics and prints). I think I'll get a lot of inspiration from your blog!

  9. Love the ikat prints! Now I want one of those ikat print clutches. =)