An encasement of nuances from different regions of the world, the craft of an Ikat is a fabric made from a complex mix of tying, dyeing and weaving. Considered the weaver’s ultimate canvas for his artistic expression, the Ikat is also an ultimate customization in itself wherein the threads are dyed before being woven. The color mix of white, shades of grey with a tinge of red appearing at regular intervals beautifully creates a visual narrative which is soothing to the eyes. And the fine cotton, makes the shirt comfortable and easy for the skin to be able to breathe in the summer months.
A classic mélange of a historic form of art in motion with Asian roots of bureaucracy, the Ikat shirt is for the imaginative creator at heart. Don this with a pair of classic blue denims or sand washed grey denims for an uber chic look. This versatile piece of shirt can effortlessly be worn with a pair of linen or cotton shorts as well, giving a dapper Indo – Western fashion expression.
A very Indo – Oriental element, the mandarin collar is a signature choice for bureaucratic soirees. The collar imparts an imperial look due to its design and roots from the Qing-era China. The collar personifies power and it is the defining element of the Nehru jacket as well as the army combat uniform of the US Army!
What makes the shirt even more interesting is the smooth round edge join across the chest neatly locked with cord piping and the loop buttons. A Chinese design feature, the loop buttons have been very high on the fashion quotient for decades now.