AIDA Live | Chhipa - Launch Event

by Rowan

Chhipa Collection

AIDA had the pleasure of hosting the official launch of Chhipa Shirts, the debut collection from design duo Claudia Borfiga and Lizzie Lock.

Chhipa Launch Party

Chhipa Launch AIDA

AIDA Shoreditch Shirt Launch

Claudia, a screen printer, and Lizzie, a milliner, both craftswomen in their own right, were inspired to begin the brand after a shared trip to India. The traditional methods and ancient artistry of the workers they met was the starting point for the collection. In their own words:

'Our goal is to make high quality printed products that support an ancient craft, and in particular the community who continue to practice it.'

Each of the shirts in their debut collection is created using the traditional practice of DABU printing and dyed using Indigo. Claudia and Lizzie worked directly alongside master craftsmen in Rajasthan, and retain their strong connection to India - the original birthplace of their brand.

Chhipa Shirts London

Goodie Bags Chhipa AIDA

Chhipa Shirts London Shoreditch Launch

Chhipa Shirts Shoreditch

Chhipa took over AIDA for the night, celebrating the launch of the collection with supporters, friends and invited guests. A short film documenting the process along with snippets of Claudia and Lizzie's time in India during the creation was screened downstairs - watch the video HERE. Drinks on the night were sponsored by the wonderful T2, who supplied delicious soya Chai, and Ceylon Arrack, who created a Jaipur Punch cocktail to continue the theme.

T2 Launch AIDA Shoreditch

Chhipa Designers London

Ceylon Shoreditch

AIDA Chhipa Launch

Chhipa Launch at AIDA

A big thank you to all the guests who came down to support and enjoy. And huge congratulations to Claudia and Lizzie, who have created a beautiful and credible line of unique shirts, that we love for their design as well as their story.

Chhipa Launch Collection

Chhipa Shirts

Visit the official website of CHHIPA HERE
Find Claudia's prints available for purchase as part of our homewares line HERE
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Chhipa Claudia and Lizzie