Ten-Second Takeaway

The humble khadi has never looked so good or become wearable, thanks to Metaphor Racha’s modern update of this versatile textile.

Designs On You

Local designers: Chandrasekhar MV and Ravi Kiran work with hand spun and hand woven khadi produced right here in Karnataka. The fabrics {slightly coarser than the usual khadi} are then dyed in beautiful colours and unusual prints {think florals and animals but not the traditional type you usually see} and interesting detailing {such as pipings, buttons, contrasts } are then added to garments to add texture and modern detailing.

In Store

Photo source: Metaphor Racha

Photo source: Metaphor Racha

The tiny store located in Madhavan Park, is stocked with kurtas, dresses, shirts, jackets and tunics along with dupattas, stoles, and sarees. A line of home furnishings such as table runners, cushion covers, pillow cases and napkins are also on offer. While the apparel {available in small, medium and large sizes} come with interesting design elements such as quirky necklines, pockets or piping, it is the label’s versatile saree blouses that ought to catch your attention. The fit is relaxed, the fabric used is their signature prints and weaves with an eyelet detailing at the back, and wooden buttons in front. We would also happily wear all of Metaphor Rachas stoles for quirking up our regular work wear, or even for a holiday look with dresses and tunics.

Saree Speak

A whole cupboard full of shelves here is dedicated to gorgeous sarees with Madras checks and the Gamcha patterns in vibrant colours such as teal, indigo, vermilion, and buttery yellow. Each saree comes with a contrast blouse piece, which we think is an added bonus without us having to break our heads over what fabric to match. But what we absolutely loved about the sarees here is how wearable they are; the drapes are form flattering and not stiff as one would associate with khadi typically.

Where: 175/1, Pavilion Street, 1st Block East Jayanagar, near PM Swimming Centre

When: Thursday to Saturday 10am-8pm

Price: INR 400 upwards for notebooks, INR 1,500 for stoles, INR 2,500 upwards for sarees and INR 1,000 upwards for apparel

Contact: +91 9741973604

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Featured photo source: Metaphor Racha