If you are bored of wearing those floral, chintz or ikat prints and want to try something bohemian this summer, then our celebrities are here to show us these cool looks in kilim or carpet prints. They are all over the Indian ramp and a lot of designers who showcased at the recently concluded fashion week had this print as a part of their new collection. We dive deep into this trend and find out why is this a favourite among a lot of celebrities.

“Carpet prints or kilim prints are a Middle Eastern staple and a perennial favourite for boho garments. These prints are versatile and vast and have a folk feel however with contemporary styling it’s very global and relevant. They are extremely popular in the pandemic era as they impart a feeling of relaxed chic and yet look formal and fashionable enough for embracing the new normal of Zoom meetings and quarantine parties,” says designer Shruti Sancheti.

These prints look good on both Indian and western garments. “Journeys through the magical minarets, hidden Ottoman Hans, tea gardens and labyrinth souk bazaars – is where this print transcends you. The versatility of the carpet print makes it easily adaptable for every genre – be it Indian or modern western pieces! Moroccan art has been becoming a favourite with many designers across the globe and we are no exception,” opines designer Nikita Mahaisalkar.

Designer Sonam Modi suggests some styling ideas while wearing this print. “Style it with vintage oxidize jewellery for maximum impact. Carpet printed trousers with a basic tank and denim jacket can be a perfect brunch look. Carpet print accessories are safest to inject some pattern in your wardrobe if one is not a top to bottom print craze person. Carpet prints are very close to our brand, we have always been inspired by the bustling souk bazaars. From Persian flea markets to Kashmir carpets, we are always intrigued by the motifs, colour play of their Islamic design details. We focus on recreating that magical Arabic grandeur in our prints and their elements seamlessly complements our design ideology. We had also incorporated some vintage carpets finds in our latest store decor as well,” she says.