Indigo Lehengas To Formal Suits, Ekmit's Indian Clothes Look Gorgeous
Ekmit Clothing has been around for years, but it’s only recently that we discovered how much they were making us love Indian wear. Whether its their pastel-coloured salwar-suits or their block printed saris with flared-sleeved blouses (or pretty, indie summer dresses), their designs are timeless and totally lovable.
What Makes It Awesome
Riya, when she began with Design Darpan, was supplying to brands like FabIndia and Westside, but over the course of time, when enough people knew her, they started encouraging her to start her own label. Prompted by friends and family and her own love for textiles, she started Ekmit (it means one team) to make clothes that are handcrafted and sustainable.
The brand does everything from looms to designing to block-printing to the final stitching with their in-house team. Their older clothes (they used to retail out of Ogaan a while ago) are a more formal, fit-for-smaller-wedding-festivities variety, but they’ve reinvented themselves, and the newer clothes (a part of the Rang Barse collection) wear a more hip vibe.
Easy-to-drape saris, lehengas, jumpsuits, dresses and pants are easy on the eye, and in soothing whites and blues (with an occasional burst of red) are typical of Rang Barse. We’d be lying if we said we liked a particular outfit, because we’ve crushed hard on everything we see from Indigo dresses to block-printed Chanderi saris.
What Could Be Better
The Indianwear is priced steep with things going for INR 10k upwards. On the bright side, their new, young collection, Rang Barse, is a contemporary take on handlooms and starts at INR 2,100.
Not comfy shopping online? Anantam in South Ex stocks up some of their designs. Plus, they also participate in pop-ups and exhibitions every now and then.