Opportunique London – Ikatwear & beyond

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Founded in 2016, by Central Saint Martins graduate Anna Khanoff, the brand is known for its unique patterned designs in luxury IKAT fabrics, sourced from across Central Asia. 

When visiting the biggest textile fair in Europe, Anna fell in love with the silk textiles that were still being hand-woven and hand-dyed by highly skilled artisans, using the same meticulous process from hundreds of years ago. 

Focusing on staples, such as dresses, loungewear suits, duster coats and kaftans, launched in two drops per year, the brand does not overproduce and offers bespoke and made-to-measure, by supporting local manufactures, with the aim to preserve their cultural heritage. 

We believe in slow fashion and garments’ long shelf-life and we create one off pieces that are not bound to seasonality. It’s all about unique and exclusive textiles that give you a relaxed bohemian, yet very contemporary urban look. 

Some of our designs are complex and oriental inspired whilst others convey a simple, yet effortlessly stylish and luxurious, geometric pattern.

Silk and cotton ikat: An exceptional weaving and dyeing technique, originating in Asia, but common to many world cultures. It is probably one of the oldest and painstaking forms of textile decoration.

Silk velvet ikat: This dense and warm fabric is especially luxurious. In Central Asia silk velvet was traditionally used for occasional apparel and is still being referred as “Royal Silk Velvet”.

Bursting with colour and patterns, Opportunique London drops the new collection ‘Runaway’, featuring best sellers feather- trim kimonos, two piece suits with animalistic ikat prints and floor-length tunics. With this new drop, comes new experimental garments too, extending the line to include occasional evening wear in ikat.

The collection surrounds the theme of reconnecting with nature, with the freedom and free spirit of Caravans roaming the Silk Way- the place Opportunique London textiles originate from.

The brand draws inspiration from art, Leon Bakst costume designs, in particular Les Ballets de Diaghilev, La Belle Epoque and the cultural exuberance of the Gilded Age.

For more info visit opportunique.com

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