Ikat Goes Quirky With Hyderabad-Based French Knot Studio

    What Makes It Awesome

    Hyderabad-based The French Knot Studio could be any ikat lover’s paradise. From home decor to personal accessories, to women's wear, you’re in for some textile fun!

    Ikat, usually associated with simplistic, classy styles, gets a quirky twist at The French Knot Studio, started by Kamini Krishnaraj. The store houses hand bags, home linen and Indo-western outfits where a variety of ikat styles have been explored and quirked to perfection. Tea-length polka dotted dresses, short frocks in empire silhouettes, casual anti-fit ones for summer and bright kalamkari dresses are what we’re going gaga over. Totes in colours of the Rubik’s Cube that you can store your whole world in and small clutches for those short walks in the neighbourhood, these ikat bags can totally amp up your style quotient.

    Box-pleated dresses in handwoven ikat and handloom cotton, machine-embroidered tank tops and heart block prints in vegetable dyes are among the cool finds here. They’ve also reinvented and given the little black dress a fresh twist by creating something called the little lace dress — very prom, very chic. But what we love most is one of their dresses made out of double ikat, a rare Indonesian technique. We also love that they’re a cruelty-free brand and believe in using sustainable methods. The price range varies between INR 550-4,500.

    Pro-Tip

    If you’re obsessed with ikat like we are, they have a gorgeous collection of home linen including cushion covers and coasters. Their table runners feature block-printed Mughal floral motifs and table mats are in hand-woven ikat.