Samyukta Nair’s Clove, a fashion and lifestyle boutique, housed in a 19th-century building in Colaba, has exciting things in store this festive season. Popular for its uber-chic products, the brand has collaborated with Abraham & Thakore and Ikkis to present ‘Elements’ – an edit that features a limited edition line of fashion apparels and homeware.
The brand Ikkis is being introduced for the first time in India at Clove through this collaboration. It’s an ode to everyday India in a global context. Ikkis reimagines utilitarian products from a busy Indian household and gives it a contemporary look.
“As the original minimalists who bring relevance to Indian crafts with a sense of function, both brands celebrate modern India’s magical traditional forms, but in a contemporary avatar. This unified design language is culturally relevant in a larger global setting. In being simple and beautiful, this collaboration is our attempt to shift gaze to a global standpoint on Indian design.” says Samyukta Nair, Founder, Clove.
Expect products like kulhads (chai glasses), diyas (lamps) and baltis (buckets), which have been transformed into a collection of champagne glasses, vases, platters, candle holders with copper handles and more. There are 21 such pieces of modern living, which are handcrafted using terracotta, copper, marble and brass.
“Ikkis’s idea of 21st century India is contemporary and global yet culturally laden with values. Abraham & Thakore, on the other hand, have done this for decades, working with textile traditions of India to create pieces that are discerning and distinctive,” adds Nair.
To complement this curation for homeware, Abraham & Thakore’s capsule collection was aligned with Ikkis’s colour palette by pairing ecru and ebony. An inversion of Ikkis, (Hindi for 21), the range of 12 garments that are made using handspun and handwoven khadi as the base.
The collection of tunics, shirts, pants and kurtas were available in the store until September 17. A separate line by Abraham & Thakore (designed in handwoven fabrics of silk and cotton blends) are also available this festive season.
This and Ikkis’s collections are available at the store until the end of October.