Indigo Shirts To Palazzo Sarees: Ladies & Gents, Check Out This Cool Handcrafted Collection
What Makes It Awesome
Bangalore-based Dori is all about putting Karnataka and its rich fabric history on the map with contemporary wear. Traditional motifs to the thread are all used in the menswear and womenswear collection. Ladies, the collection is extensive for you with everything from palazzo sarees to crop tops. Ilkal fabric is used in these dresses and they feature kasuti motifs and checkered designs on most of the collection. For the uninitiated, Ilkal fabric gets its name from the Ilkal township in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. The fabric is made using cotton and silk.
For those of you who like dressing up, check out this palazzo saree that comes with a crop top and checkered sari pallu. Probably slay your next ethnic day look at work with this piece. Kasuti embroidery (intricate folk embroidery featuring at least 5,000 stitches) is big in the ladies collection but that’s also got to do with the fact that the embroidery complements the Ilkal fabric. Don’t believe us? Check out cutesy crop top with an overlap design. Pair it with trousers or skirts and you’ve got yourself an edgy party look. With a desi touch, of course.
Men, the shirts are pretty cool and very hipster and this writer is already ‘hearting’ a button down shirt with overlap collar and uses dyed malkha fabric. Looks perfect for that Friday casual look without trying too hard yet standing out. Or pick the indigo shirts also made using malkha fabric. A bit of research tells us that malkha fabric is naturally dyed, handwoven handloom cotton fabric. And we are suckers for anything handloom and cotton!