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gucci ikat fever

July 5, 2010

ethnic and tribal prints + accessories have been dominating the fashion scene for a few seasons now. gucci kicked off the ethnic-print trend with the heavy presence of ikat in its s/s 2010 runway.

according to my sources over there at wikipedia, ikat is not a print. oh dear god how illiterate am i. all these years i went on living my life thinking ikat was a print. but no. it is actually a method of dyeing. i won’t get into the specifics.

anywho.

there was a plethora of colorful herve leger-esque ikat minidresses which were quickly scooped up by many many fashion starved starlets throughout the world (or just hollywood and bollywood)


twinsie

january jones wears  the pink gucci dress to to the met ball earlier this year (a very lacklustre appearance, no fault of the dress). taraji wears the same dress

nia long wears the same orange and gray dress seen on three bollywood divas to the BET awards last month.

lara was the first to be seen in the dress on the cover of marie claire india’s may 2010 issue.

ash wears the dress in this month’s vogue india editorial with hubby abhishek

bips wears the dress (the best imo) for a verve editorial in the april 2010 issue.

i gotta say, the stylists of these magazines should expand their horizons a bit. three major editorials featuring the same dress in the span of 4 months is kinda ridic. get it together people.

lara in the same gucci- heavy marie claire issue wearing a blue/black ikat dress.

heidi klum in a variation of the blue/black dress in the finale of project runway.

see? everyone loves them some gucci.

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  • Nasir July 22, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Yes, Ikats is not print, it is woven clothes. many place in indonesia make ikats. you can look how it make in here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8W8nsjLh7s

    • pink255 July 22, 2010 at 5:26 PM

      hey nasir,

      thanks for this. yes i am aware that is it is a form of weaving. when i say ikat print i am referring to prints which have taken inspiration from the weaving technique and its results.