IKAT WITH A TWIST

VICKAS PASSARY, 46, AND VINITA PASSARY, 41, CO-FOUNDERS, TRANS­LATE, HYDERABAD

India Today - - COVER STORY - www.face­book.com/ikatin­dia By Mona Ra­ma­vat

Vinita Passary along with hus­band Vickas launched Trans­late in 2010 to bring­ing to­gether strik­ing ikat weaves with a mod­ern sen­si­bil­ity. Their re­cent in­te­rior col­lec­tions in­clude a clas­sic colour scheme of grey and white fea­tur­ing na­ture-in­spired mo­tifs like leaves and flower buds apart from tra­di­tional tem­ple zigzags. Another range with bold blues and black ac­cents with geo­met­ric pat­terns has a more ab­stract feel to it.

WO­VEN MAGIC Ev­ery­thing at Trans­late re­volves around ikat with rein­ter­pre­ta­tions of the clas­sic weave into fur­nish­ings and clothes. “We launched the home range three years ago with bed linen and in­tro­duced ta­ble linen this year,” says Vinita, adding that their ikat nap­kins and run­ners are pop­u­lar gift­ing op­tions.

RE­TAIL THER­APY Trans­late houses a range of vi­brant bed and ta­ble linen apart from pretty cush­ion cov­ers.

PRICE `1,250 to `5,500

DE­SIGNER DUO Vickas (left) and Vinita Passary (right) the brains be­hind Trans­late Photograph By KRISHNENDU HALDER

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