Tie And Dye Meets Modern Tailoring With This Brand's Gorgeous Clothes
What Makes It Awesome
The more we try to move away from fast fashion, the more we realise how we had it right the first time—traditional, Indian handcrafted weaves and handlooms—where each piece was unique, sustainable and celebrated the skill of the craftsmen. It is exactly this that the folks at Dressfolk are trying to bring back.
We think that literally no piece of clothing can beat a saree in its elegance—it’s both apt as workwear and special occasion wear—and we’re simply bewitched by Dressfolk’s collection. Their pieces feature indigenous and heritage crafts like Zari, Block Prints, Tie & Dye, that, when combined with contemporary designs result in pieces that are simple and subtle yet each piece speaks volumes. The brand offers a more classic take on tie-dye, removing any kitsch that might otherwise be associated with this hippie-esque print. Using light yet sturdy fabrics like crepe and modal satin gives the collection a delicate and decidedly feminine feel, and we love how well it contrasts with the boldness of the prints and colours. No two pieces by Dressfolk are the same: the outfits are handcrafted by weavers and artisans from across six states. Their mission is to modernise traditional Indian weaves and make handlooms more accessible to all.
The brand is based out of Delhi and founded by Nitin Mehrotra, who has made sure that the creations are not only stunning but also ethically conscious. Their exclusive hand-woven and certified organic textiles are environmentally sustainable, and enable the economic independence of the artisans who craft them.
They offer sarees for literally all occasions—formal, office wear sarees, party wear sarees, casual, daily wear sarees and sarees for weddings and other functions. Their belief in making statements that are simple yet loud in thought has certainly impressed us, so, why don’t you go ahead and check the brand out yourself?