Founded to bring the highest quality in craftsmanship and design to the discriminating U.S. fashion market, élan Indique has carefully curated a timeless elegant fall line of new scarves that bridges the traditional and contemporary.
The online boutique elanIndique.com provides a global platform for craftsmen and up-and-coming designers from India to showcase their talents to a broader audience, thus preserving the culture and techniques that have been passed down the generations for centuries.
The élan Indique 2013 fall line is carefully selected for its heirloom quality and enduring craftsmanship, providing collectors with a timeless accessory to cherish and hand down from generation to generation.
Each piece in this collection is handmade and lovingly created by a master artisan and is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.
élan Indique's limited edition collection is made entirely from the finest Indian 100% cashmere-pashmina. "We commission scarves made from the finest quality of cashmere woven from pashm, the downy undercoat of goats reared on high-altitude pastures in the Himalayas. All authentic pashmina is cashmere, but not all cashmere is pashmina," said Neerja Kathuria, Founder and President, élan Indique.
"The centuries old artistry, skill and expertise of North Indian spinners, dyers, designers, weavers, and embroiderers are self-evident in each and every one of our gossamer scarves," said Kathuria.
For the fall collection, Kathuria worked with master craftsmen who skilfully integrated color, pattern, weave and texture to produce unique and distinctive cashmere-pashmina stoles. "Each piece can take anywhere from 60 to 90 days to weave and hand finish, making it an original work of wearable-art. No two are alike so once a piece is sold, it cannot be offered again," said Kathuria.