7 Prints To Look For In Kurtis This Season
Posted on February 09 2019
Kurtis are one article of clothing which are irreplaceable in every woman's closet. No matter if you're an everyday girl-next-door or an eccentric fashion blogger, if you're someone who likes to keep it casual or someone who lives to experiment with their apparel – kurtis are a staple. This virtue is mostly owing to the fact that they are an incredibly versatile item. A kurti can be easily dressed-up or dressed-down with accordance to your comfort and style. They are great for girls in colleges as it sits perfectly with most dress-code orientated institutions while giving you major fashion points. Kurtis can also be worn to festivities and even wedding with the right kind of accessories, footwear and jewelry.
Kurtis are found in a plethora of designs, colors and styles in the market today. There are casual floral and abstract printed ones; there are Indian heritage styles like Batik and Bagru; and then there are more elaborate styles for festivities like Ikat and embellished Khari print – there's something for every type of woman and every kind of outing.
An ideal kurti might be a little difficult to pick, so we're here to help you, with the 7 must-have kurti prints to look for this season.
- Floral Print
With spring just around the corner, this probably is the most fitting for this article. Floral prints are a classic. They are the perfectly blend of girly and playful in just the optimum amount. A varied spectrum of choices is available in the market which revolves around the central idea of flora. In accordance to your taste, you can find kurtis in varied styles — like soft pastel florals on a neutral base like white or beige, or pop colored flowers on a dark base like black or wine-red, or off-white florals on a bright base like yellow or green. Floral prints are flaunted on flowy kurti styles like those of A-line cuts
- Abstract Print
Abstract print is based on random colors, shapes and lines which collaborate to form attractive prints. This print is extremely versatile and can form beautiful patterns if the right color palette is chosen. Geometric shapes can be a great pick for people who like to stick to simplicities, while Aztec prints would be more appropriate for they who love to explore the new and experiment with their outfits. While Geometric prints are more suited with monochromatic palettes, Aztec and other abstract patterns would be more complementary with bright color palettes.
- Bagru Print
This style was found primarily by of the Chippa community based in Rajasthan. Bagru block printing has been prevalent for centuries, giving rise to some of the best Indian prints. The making process is extremely long and tedious which involves creating prints that are resistant to washing. This process boasts of craftsmen who are masters at their craft who have been dedicated towards it for many many decades. The Bagru block is exacting, but extremely beautiful and the printing technique is natural in totality, straight from the dye to the wooden blocks and is popularly wanted all over the world for its simplicity, sophistication and elegance.
- Batik Print
Batik print has been around for thousands of years in India, and hence is truly ancient in its essence of tie and dye technique. This art primarily flourished in the land of Indonesia, and has even originally derived its name from the the Javanese words – amba (‘to write’) and titik (‘dot’). Batik is slightly different from the commercial tie and dye process, as the technique does not tie up the fabric but uses wax resist to create exquisite designs and patterns. Batik is primarily concentrated around earthy colors and traditional prints, but in the contemporary fashion industry bright pops of colors are also becoming popular.
- Ikat Print
Ikat is predominantly found in the cities of Gujarat and Telangana. It is one of the oldest forms of dyeing techniques in India, which includes a method in which the yarns are dyed before they are weaved into the fabric. A resist dyeing process is used in this method which is quite similar to tie-dye and Barir, which in turn creates beautiful patterns on textiles. This is mostly a process of dyeing instead of printing. The characteristic of Ikat print lies in its indistinct charm. It is a technique which involves tedious craftsmanship and years of practice and skill. The more distinct the print, the more time and effort has gone into its making, and hence the more valuable it becomes.
- Ajrakh Print
Ajrakh printing is popular in Sindh, Pakistan; Kutch, Gujrat and Barmer, Rajasthan. This method is predominantly a form of block printing which employees designs and patterns using various stamps to create stunning designs. Shawls, carpets are usually made by this technique. Ajrakh printing is done with natural dyes only, like vegetable dyes and mineral dyes and indigo dye, using basic color palettes like that or blue, red, green, yellow and black; but the colors are not restricted in any way and hence provide an outlet to the craftsman's imagination and skill.
- Gold and Silver Khari Print
Lastly in this article, we'd like to include an exquisite form of printing which is as old as the Empires of Rajasthan. Back in the ancient days, in Royal Rajasthani culture, attires made for weddings and elaborate festivities were printed with Gold and Silver Khari print. Presently, cheaper metal printing is also found in the market for the common people to purchase, as the precious metal printing is extremely expensive. The block printing method of Khari is different from other forms of block printing, as it uses two blocks to print — an outer one made of brass for primary printing and an inner wooden one that fits optimally into the brass sleeve which ensures further perfection.
We hope we've been able to help you find your ideal style from our compilation. Go on, pick up a few of these prints for you or your loved ones, and ace the fashion game.