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 their 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.
For those of you all about versatile clothes, they have a bunch of crop tops and shirts that can double up as trendy yet ethnic-adjecent blouses for your langa-davani set, or saree. What we're loving is how timelss the silhouttes are while also being modern and chic. And in case you were wondering, they're all relaxed fit, made of natural fabric (naturally dyed too!), all handloom (and we love that), and lightweight. The best part is that they ship worldwide!