Last week Jules Reid launched her new Ikat Travel Collection, featuring fashion icon and blogger, Teggy French as her muse and model. Jules and Teggy traveled to their most favorite spot and mine – Palm Beach – to channel their mutual love of chic 60’s style, and the resulting images look like they are straight from the portfolio of Slim Aarons!
The quality of Jules Reid clothing is positively exquisite, and her elegant yet whimsical designs are based on classic styles that stand the test of time. These are pieces that are made to be part of your closet for years. The Ikat Travel Collection, inspired by Jules’ love of travel, is made completely of authentic Ikat fabrics, handmade in Uzbekistan exclusively for Jules Reid.
The word “ikat” (pronounced “ee-KAHT”) comes from the Malaysian word “mengikat,” or “to tie,” because the loose threads are tied into bundles using grasses or wax-treated cotton to specify where the dye is able to sink in and color the thread. Within the cultures that produce them, Ikats are status symbols because of the skill and time their production requires. Authentic hand made, hand dyed Ikat fabric is truly a work of art.
It has been several years since Ikat was offered in the Jules Reid collection… the collection sold out quickly and clients have been asking for it since. Click here to shop the new Ikat Travel Collection, and if you are a fan of vintage jewelry, the the Jules Reid Vintage Jewelry Collection is not to be missed!