Almost instantly associated with old, earthy, outdated, somber -- the revered Indian craftform of block printing has a rather bad rap among the younger folk of today's generation. Seriously, take a minute to think of how many block printed pieces you have of your own? Hmm. After this realisation and an introduction to More Than Shapes, you will definitely want to give the tie & dyes and denims a rest, and splurge on block printed beauties.
As a homage to block printing and in an effort to give it a new lease of life, this Mumbai-based label plays with custom artisanal block prints, created to appeal to anybody after the peppy, vibrant and new in clothing. Founder, Zumana uses a mix of traditional prints like baatik and overlaps it with block printed flowers, abstracts, geometrical shapes and nature inspired motifs to create something entirely unique. If that holds your interest, More Than Shapes takes it up a notch by introducing these one-of-kind prints on contemporary cuts and silhouettes. So the coords, dresses, unisex shirts, jackets and statement pants and tops of the fashion world are given a traditional yet not so traditional twist.
Purchasing just about anything (or everything) on their collection will instantly transform us into cool kids, but we'd definitely recommend you check out the Dip Dye Ready To Go Shirt & Pant Set for a first buy. The Bawse Babe Top -- with exaggerated floral printed sleeves and all black body is another favourite. We've also spotted a bunch of influencers is MTS's Unisex Shirts and the Flora Dress. Need more "you must buy block printed" convincing?