Ajrakh-inspired Navy & Gold Trench Coat
At Varana, we take inspiration from time-honoured crafts and reimagine them on new fabrics and contemporary silhouettes. This stunning trench is a perfect example of our philosophy.
The intricate pattern on the custom-designed fabric is based on a block printing technique called Ajrakh, which originated centuries ago and is still practiced by artisan communities in the Kutch desert of India. The deep navy background is the perfect foil for the rich, gold, geometric motifs. The classic, sharply tailored silhouette has a peaked collar, front pockets, epaulettes, storm flap and fabric belt. A pure silk lining in warm saffron adds the final, polished touch.
Pair with matching pants to complete a standout evening ensemble.
Model is 5 feet 9 inches / 175 cm and wears UK size 6.
Shell: 60% Polyester 20% Silk 20% Cotton
Lining: 100% Silk
Dry Clean Only
'Ajrakh' is a complex, artisanal technique of block printing and resist dyeing that dates back as early as 2000 BC. The artisan must wash the fabric between dying and wait until he can print the next colour. Many believe that the word 'Ajrakh' is actually derived from the phrase 'Aaj ke din rakh' or 'Keep it for today'; a sentiment quite opposed to today's fast-paced world.
This bespoke silk jacquard has been designed in Varana's own studio and woven with motifs inspired by the 'Ajrakh' technique.
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