Whether you're barefoot on a beach, navigating a bustling market on holiday, or indeed, simply enjoying an afternoon with friends right here in Singapore, Matter's new Anatolia collection of shorts is your new summer staple.

Available in two distinct designs — the Beach Shorts with side accents to flatter the waist and extra back pockets; and the timeless Classic Shorts with folded hems and an easily adjustable button waistband — the new collection stays true to the label's ethos of creating travel ware with stories to tell.

Woven by ikat artisans in Pochampally, Hyderabad, the Anatolia shorts are inspired by the historical symbols prevalent in Anatolian rugs, designed to convey human emotions and wishes: The arrow bird signifies joy, love and strength; the cross is an age-old protector against evil; the give-pointed star is a map of happiness and prosperity; and the tree of life represents hope for immorality.

Hand-dyed and hand-loomed in 100% medium weight cotton, dress them up for twilight drinks in the city, or pair it with a simple tee for a stylish adventure.

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