Design duo Chhipa craft contemporary shirts, drawing influence from traditional techniques and the communities who continue to practice them. Claudia Borfiga, a screen printer and Lizzie Lock, a milliner by trade, grew up together and both expressed a love of design from an early age. Travelling to India and discovering the ancient craft of woodblock printing, the brand started as they were ‘standing on top of the Nahargarh Fort, reflecting on what [they] had seen and both wearing oversized men’s shirts’.
The aim behind their brand is to support these ancient crafts and work with the communities where they are still used. Working alongside master craftsmen, their first collection has been made using the traditional processes of Rajasthan (DABU printing) and printed using indigo dye.
The collection debuts this Thursday. We hope to see you there!
WHERE: Aida, 133 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE.
WHEN: Thursday 17th September, 6:30 – 9:30pm.