The bright hued, silky textured ilkal weave native to Bagalkot district has found a new contemporary interpretation with the arrival of Dori. Armed with a degree in fashion, Nikitha Satish, 26 began researching Indian textiles when she chanced upon the ubiquitous Karnataka ilkal. "I went to Bagalkot and realised there was a handloom crisis with ilkal being used only for sarees and the prices soaring, thanks to the competition from power looms. I thought it was the perfect time to bring a contemporary touch to it", she says. Her collection includes maxi dresses, slip dresses, pants, flowy tops and jackets in shades of orange, green, blue and black. "Ilkal is restricted to a few colours, so I decided to create collections that are not restricted by season or trend", says Satish.
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