The tradition of Kasuri and itaka technique are back in fashion
Four friends, the love for traditional craftsmanship in a consumption society, a tribute to artisan and sartorial fashion, and the passion for natural indigo: this is how Indigo People came to life in 2013. This is how Indigo People still today creates its garments: by combining traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design.
It happens the same with spring 2015 collection named Kasuri (from the verb kasuru which means to brush against), the Japanese word for the fabric which has been woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric itself. It is an ikat weaving technique traditionally produced in Central, South and Southeast Asia.
From this folk textile known most of all for its blurry edges, Indigo People takes inspiration for the new collection bringing this dyeing technique back to its Asian origins. A technique that now is back is fashion: «Enliven with a touch of modernity and the passion of our highly experienced artisans we created a truly desirable spring collection for the indigo lovers», the brand says. This is how 8 lightweight scarves, each one with its unique beautiful simplicity and elegance, are created for the new spring 2015 collection. Abira, Aomori, Chita, Goka, Mogami, Nagano, Osaka and Yatomi (these are the names of the accessories) stand out for their different but amazing patterns – like dots and waves -, the design inspired to Japanese fashion tradition with the ikat technique too, that make scarf an essential accessory for our outfits throughout the year.