Chowkhat's new summer collection: Affordable luxury with traditional Indian craftsmanship

This summer collection using mul cotton will keep you comfortable in the hot summer months
Kurtas with chikankari work
Kurtas with chikankari work

Chowkhat, founded by sisters Pratanksha Gupta and Anuja Gupta, epitomises the fusion of passion, craftsmanship, and entrepreneurship.

While Pratanksha, a fashion design graduate, takes care of the design aspects, Anuja, a postgraduate from IIMC, looks after the marketing of the brand.

Handmade products are often considered a luxury because of their price point. Chowkhat’s unique goal is to make it accessible and affordable for all.

The brand’s new summer collection is soothing for both the eyes and the body. It features printed fabrics in light colours, using mul cotton and 100 percent cotton to keep you comfortable in the hot summer months.

Letting us more on the key pieces in this collection, Anuja, says, “The key pieces are the printed kurtis and dresses. You will find chikankari and hand-printed fabrics. We have incorporated traditional Indian craftsmanship into contemporary designs for this summer line.”

They have selected light, breathable fabrics suitable for summer, such as cotton, linen, and organza, which complement the intricate chikankari work. “Our designs are made to be functional and versatile for the modern consumer, offering pieces that can be worn casually during the day or dressed up for formal functions. By incorporating unique design elements and collaborating with contemporary designers, we’ve been able to innovate within the chikankari tradition, offering a collection that feels both fresh and timeless. Our summer line is a testament to how traditional Indian craftsmanship can evolve and thrive in the modern fashion landscape,” says Anuja.

The brand has also incorporated sustainable and ethical practices in its production process by supporting local artisans and using eco-friendly dyes. “The garments are not only beautiful but created with a lot of respect for both tradition and environment,” she adds.

Price starts at Rs 1,299.

Available online.

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