Apr 21, 2011

NorBlack NorWhite

While watching Fashion Television today, I discovered an amazing duo designer label: NorBlack NorWhite. The designers are Torontonians Amrit Kumar and Mriga Kapadiya whose brand is based in India. Each and every collection is inspired by the textiles, styles and people in a different region of India.

Their first stop is Kachchh, Gujarat. The spring 2011 collection features beautiful dresses in pretty patterns and cute shapes and sizes. The collection has a feminine and modern twist but mixes perfectly with the traditional feel the brand aims to embody.



1. KAKI DRESS / 2. HABANA DIAMOND DRESS / 3. GULABI GAYATRI DRESS

The dresses in the collection (my favourites are those in prints check out more basics: here) are made in pretty patterns and comfortable fits. I love the loose dresses with a cinched waist. This summer pattern and prints are in, they're so much fun to wear. In the city or by the beach!



1. RESHMA PANTS WITH PAINTED POCKET TANK 2. (my fave) BOYFRIEND SHIRT

These give girls a more boyish silhouette but I think the prints keep you looking pretty and feminine. The pants remind me of Proenze Schoulers pretty tribal print pants, which I've already told you guys I am a huge fan of. The boyfriend shirt is my absolute favourite; it's a pretty style and the colour and print are P E R F E C T.



To dye the dresses they use a method called Bandh-ani. Their website features a video on their adventure through the region and discovering, first hand, the dyeing process, used to dye the fabrics used in most of their pieces.

I think they are doing something
so different and bring the excitement of travel and experience to each piece they create. The design process is so different when it's inspired by real people, real stories and rooted in the experience of travel. I can't wait to see what they do next!

19 comments:

  1. so beautiful! they have the prettiest fabrics
    francesca

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  2. The patterns are otherworldly. Beautifully colored, and even the drapery is nice.

    Thanks for posting!


    hope to hear from you*
    love amy ^.^
    www.amyflyingakite.com

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  3. Great line! The shapes and prints are gorgeous!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds

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  4. I couldn't agree more with you. These prints are beautiful and vibrant and just scream summer and sun!

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  5. The patterns are fantastic! I totally agree. Thanks so much for sharing :)

    http://artfashiontwentysomething.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for your comment! Really cool blog!

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  7. This brand is amazing. I am glad you posted about them.
    I love the first dress.
    Indian style is quite beautiful, they have such great prints.

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  8. gotta love talented canadian designers. they are way too underrated!
    but i'm probably just saying that because i'm canadian.

    xoxo
    bianca.kastorandpollux.com

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  9. love ur blog!



    http://oppositelipstick.blogspot.com/

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  10. Lovely blog, thanks for wanting to enter my giveaway! I would love to do one for everyone soon, so keep posted xoxo

    www.fashionsbeauty.com

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  11. Love the first 3 dresses and the boyfriend shirt! Thanks for sharing :)
    xx Allie

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  12. Soo beautiful, love it all!! xoxo

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  13. Great post. I love all her pieces esp that dress in the middle. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. Visit me again soon

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  14. I love the colour in of all of these pieces! I'm so inspired to wear more exciting clothing this summer!

    I'm your NEWEST follower! I hope you will visit me and follow me back!

    xx Erica

    www.ericawark.com

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  15. This is so inspiring. Not your normal fashion, which I looooove, and I like it even better that they're ethnic and fun. The pieces all make such a statement on their own!

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  16. Thanks for sharing, i'm now in love with them :D

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  17. Such beautiful prints! Love your commentary on the subject.

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  18. great stuff here, the prints are beautiful and vibrant, and the designer is gorge!!
    love it...
    xo Car
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  19. Wow these are very inspiring =) love it

    Jackie
    www.fashionationstreet.com

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