More Of That Ikat


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

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And how much fun is this Ikat pillow with a pop-spin giving it that unusual print!

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On an aside, Ikat is a style of weaving that uses a dyeing process similar to tie-dye before the threads are woven, to create a pattern or design. Ikat means “to tie” or “to bind” in the Malay language.

India, Japan and several South-East Asian countries have cultures with long histories of Ikat production (among other things), and Double Ikats can still be found in India, Guatemala, Japan and the Indonesian islands of Bali and Kalimantan!

In fact, a Double Ikat from Gujrat, used to be exported to Indonesia for the use of the royal families. And if you were to look, the striking similarities between Double Ikats produced in Bali, Indonesia and those in Gujrat are hard to miss.

Oh, and the Double Ikat from Gujrat? Also known as Patola. Ring a bell?

Weaving a small world after all?

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Anything you can do, I can do better?


Was Mandira Bedi thinking that if Malaika can do it, Mandira can do it better?

I think you and me both agree! That is a BIG NO!!!!!!

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Piggy Chops And Then Some


Thats Priyanka Chopra at an event where she had to meet the Spice Mobile Contest winners!

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Two questions though, one, was she given a brief stating that since the background was going to be predominantly blue, she had to wear it too, and second, has Bollywood patented the side-swept hair look?

And that ill-fitting dress, oh my goodness! Had I been one of the contest winners, I would have run for the hills! That dress just added a tire or two!

Miss Piggy Chops needs to have a long and hard talk with her stylist.

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The IT Fabric: Ikat


The absolute new IT fabric is Ikat, influences of which I saw on Fall 2007 collections, specifically like in those of Armani and Balenciaga, pictures of which you can see below!

Left: Armani Fall 2007 — Right: Balenciaga Fall 2007
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The Ikat fabric trend or Ikat-like print trend is going to go strong well into next year and you just have to look at the collections of Bruce Spring and Jenny Kayne for Spring 2008 Ready To Wear, to see what I mean…

Left: Bruce Spring 2008 Spring—Right: Jenny Kayne 2008 Spring
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Marchesa Spring 2008


Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s Marchesa, Spring 2008 ready to wear collection, was influenced by the British Raj, a fusion of Indian and Victorian England culture, and you only have to look at a few pieces to see inspiration seamlessly transferred onto elegant cocktail dresses and red carpet winners!

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I absolutely loved it. For more go Here

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