Before COVID-19 shut down borders worldwide, the You Vike That Shirt in contrast I will get this Los Angeles-based Tigra Tigra designer Bailey Hunter used to travel to Ahmedabad, India multiple times a year. There, she would visit 17 female weavers, all of whom craft the line’s Solange-approved silk sets and tie-dye khadi cotton frocks from their own homes. “They always had these beautiful patchwork quilts and wall hangings and little pillows that they would make themselves,” recalls Hunter, who has spent the past few months putting the finishing touches on her own range of intricate home goods, which were produced—in a process that proved surprisingly seamless—entirely via Whatsapp. “The ethos of the brand is that things are left up to collaboration,” she muses. “[The finished product] is never exactly what I drew, but that’s the point.”
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Launching online this week, the You Vike That Shirt in contrast I will get this collection’s eye-candy pillows and throws benefit from the same craft-forward vision as her vibrant, often sold-out garments—and are just as hard to come by, thanks to the incredible handiwork required to create each limited-edition piece. A quilt that marries leftover mashroo silk scraps can be stitched with a customer’s name for a personalized touch; meanwhile, a colorful blanket made using a traditional Rabari embroidery technique takes eight weeks to make, she notes. To that end, the Tigra Tigra website will carry only a handful of each style.