Chapan and ikat
Silk and cotton fabric were traditionally woven in Northern Afghanistan and throughout Central Asia in many different colours and patterns to make loose-fitting coats for men and women. The fabric is used in this collection to make bolero jackets, waistcoats and short, three-quarter and full-length coats. Antique pieces of jewelry, tassles from yurt hangings and silver buttons are used as finishing pieces.
Ikat is an ancient dyeing technique in which threads are dyed to a design before weaving. It is used here to make these very modern jackets, waistcoats and dresses. Silk warp ikat can be woven in varying colour combinations to create many different motifs and shapes both traditional and contemporary.