Exquisite ikai artworks applique'd on long dresses and kaftans. Shop practical and timeless shapes in locally sourced natural fabrics.
A play of pop colours creating geometric patterns with experimental appliqué techniques on light and airy shapes. The idea is to create a line that is young and fun yet rooted in craft.
Explore original Ikai artworks appliquéd on practical and classic silhouettes. All Ikai clothing is hand-crafted with locally sourced raw material in India.
Ikai, in Hindi, means 'one' and symbolises strength of the singular - self expression, fierce femininity and empowerment. Ragini Ahuja established Ikai to translate these values into wearable art in 2012. The brand crafts practical, timeless and season-less clothing adorned with locally sourced natural and hand-woven fabrics. READ MORE
The idea of Ikai home was born at home, during lockdown. Made only from leftover fabrics the core essence of ikai home is mindfulness and sustainability. Edit one includes cushion covers in classic ikai colours with signature appliqué patterns and shibori.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Ragini Ahuja studied fashion and design at National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi and Istituto Marangoni, Milan. As an illustrator Ahuja found her voice by translating her graphic art onto clothes and founded ikai in March 2013. A winner of several prestigious awards ikai is now a well established brand in India and internationally.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Winner - Country Award, IFS 2017 during London Fashion Week
Winner - Grazia Young Fashion Award 2015
Winner - Elle Graduates 2014
First Runner Up - Vogue India Fashion Fund 2014
Winner - Tigre Blanc Award for Best Garment during VIFF 2014
First Runner Up - Student Design Award 2009, World of Wearable Art, New Zealand