Memories of Home in Summer
Our Debut Collection
A collection of ten coordinated pieces that are custom dyed, woven and stitched by hand in micro batches. Thoughtful details such as hand block printing and embroidery, woven motifs, contrast colour facings, french seams for durability, and pockets,
Rani & Reine was born out of a desire to incorporate traditional handcrafted Indian textiles, via a transparent and sustainable supply chain, into beautiful garments for textile lovers and aesthetes of all shapes and sizes.
Our designs seek to bring the wearer comfort, freedom of movement and a chance to experience the beauty of thoughtfully crafted handmade textiles.
The palette and motifs were inspired by the flora, fauna and landscapes in India; the reds of blooming Gulmohar trees (Delonix Regia) with their rich brown seed pods, intertwining allamanda vines (Ghonta Phool) with its luscious yellow blossoms, a lemon pansy butterfly alighting on a hibiscus in a garden.
Seaside and river scenes are captured through an old lens. The muted and veiled tones of early colour and black and white photography set the mood. A sun-bleached castle ruin against an indigo sky offers up texture and colour.
A seed, a splash of pigment, the echo of a loom.
Fabric swirls, embraces.
The interplay between natural fibre, colour and texture.
The magic of handmade.