The blog is dedicated to everything there is to know about indigo, including the latest styles from streets, trends, lookbooks, brand introductions and so much more.... We are a team of indigo lovers from Istanbul aiming to share the world of indigo with you! It's also Indigo Istanbul's blog! Indigo Istanbul keeps on shedding a different light on indigo, the substance often referred to as “blue gold” due to its great commercial value, which still symbolizes the dynamism of the youth though used by the mankind since the time immemorial. Creating authentic collections under “it is all about indigo” motto, Indigo Istanbul challenges the ‘status quo’ by breaking indigo’s conventional use patterns down to present brand new collections since 2010. We hope you enjoy our posts and don't forget to subscribe to our blog or follow us on facebook, instagram and linkedin!
Istanbul’s Historical Reflection: Basilica Cistern
We would like to invite you this week to a voyage fulfilled with indigo tones. Indigo in calm water, indigo in reflections. Let indigo embraces you with its lights of the darkness descending city.
Indigo and Indigo Dyeing Techniques Brief History And Higeta Indigo House
At the present time Indigo dyeing techniques developed with technology but these techniques history based on mummies techniques and plant in Eqpyte. In addition of these America, Asia and Africa indigenous cultures have bequeathed to us natural dyeing techniques like indigo and hand-woven textiles. The oldest natural indigo dyeing techniques were discovered 6000 years ago at the Peru, behind Andes mountains by Anthropologists. Japan indigo dyeing technique - ai-zome- has been using since 8th century by people.
Indigo Textile Sculptures by Norwegian Artist Hanne Friis
The world of indigo textile art is rich and versatile. We’ve reported earlier about Japanese Artists working with indigo like Hiroyuki Shindo. This time we want to take a look at a European modern artist that impresses with her breath taking textile sculptures!
Blanked Lined Denim
Blanket Lined Denim – Warmth and Color for Your Winter Day!
It’s the hidden details that add the certain something to our garment, surprising us with a beautiful feature. Looking like a standard denim jacket from the outside, the blanket linings are the hidden warmth dispensers adding not only comfy warmth but also various color to grey winter days!
Hiroyuki Shindo Showing us the Breathtaking Beauty of Indigo Textiles
“Indigo has a universal appeal and a history of being used in textiles as a mystical color.” Hiroyuki Shindo, one of the world’s pre-eminent indigo artists, is bringing new life into this ancient craft, using venerable techniques to produce his fascinating contemporary indigo works.
indigo kimono
Indigo Kimonos
Japan is one of Indigo’s countries of origin, and the indigo dye has played an essential role in Japans textile and garment tradition.
The Best Vintage Shops of Istanbul!
Istanbul is a city full of vintage boutiques, one more beautiful than the other, on both, the European and the Asian side! Istanbul is always leading us to the old things…
Turkish Kilim Rugs go Indigo!
Kilim, a flat woven traditional Turkish rug is a highly regarded folk art in Turkey as well as other countries. Colors and designs vary according to the region they come from.
Blue Blue Istanbul
Blue Blue Istanbul
Which color comes into your mind when thinking of Istanbul? – Yes, it’s probably blue.
The First Shirt
The men’s shirt that has been started to be worn in the 1500s in Western Europe was transformed in the 1890s into a shirt with collar and buttons, inspired by the garments of British Polo players. In the 1900s is became more and more classic in the hands of the textile industry.