Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chic Trend: Ikat

In fashion or interior design, ikat is making its presence strongly felt. The fabric is often the go-to motif of fashion designers whenever they want to do a tribal-themed collection. Ikat is one of the oldest form of prints or dyeing techniques and it has almost universal roots: variations of it have been produced by ethnic groups in South America, Asia and Africa for generations.

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From top left: Ikat fabric from Pottery Barn; River ikat napkin from Dransfield & Ross; Dries Van Noten spring 2010; Oscar de la Renta ikat ballerina flat; Vintage Uzbek green ikat pillow from John Robshaw; Ikat clutch bag from Rafe New York

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Clockwise from top left: Purple ikat evening bag from Madeleine Weinrib; Gucci leather woven ikat dress; Studio sofa in ikat graphite by Nate Berkus for www.hsn.com; Diane von Furstenberg ikat shopper from Bergdorf Goodman; Topography primer napkin from Anthropologie.com

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