The latest season is all about yellows and peaches at Translate, Handwoven Ikat
The latest Spring/Summer 2018 collection at ‘Translate:handwoven ikat’ brings back the comfortable silhouettes in large ikat patterns that it is known for, albeit in vibrant hues. The concept-based ikat store, established by its Hyderabad-based director, Vinita Passary, is known for their attempt to revive the traditional art of Pochampally ikat and adding a trendy spin to it. “Also, this is the very first time that we have introduced colours such as mango yellow and peach, which interplayed with the classic neutrals of grey and off-white in our Spring/Summer edition,” says Vinita. These handwoven ensembles, crafted mostly from handwoven cotton are perfect for those who prefer clean cuts sans restricting silhouettes.
The highlights, however, are the subtle details like pleats and pockets; the latter making the designs even more functional. The moment we enter the section of the Jubilee Hills-based multi-designer store Anonym, also owned by Vinita, the cheery summer colours of their latest line lift our spirits.
Their Solid Yellow Sleeveless Top, for instance, is one of their most versatile pieces that can be easily paired with the range of bottoms they have – for instance, their Solid Grey Kismis Palazzo that are flared at the end. Their Open Long Jacket in peach with zigzag patterns is also quite versatile as it can be paired with their Disc Dresses.
Their Yellow Box Slit Kurta could also be an apt summer choice as it is loose-fitting and comfortable. Look out for their stoles in yellow polka dots as they can add spunk to your old white shirt maybe. “The separates can be teamed up with a stole for a dressy evening or just as it is for an office meeting,” suggests Vinita. This slow fashion label is mindful of using VAT dyes, which are skin-friendly. Apart from the Indo-Western outfits, there’s also a range of cotton and silk ikat saris for formal occasion starting from `10,000 onwards. That apart, you can also shop for home furnishing such as bed and cushions covers, napkin and table runners.
Rs 4,500 onward for the apparel.