The deeper we delve into history, and the wider we travel across the world, a wealth of timeless treasures waiting to be contemporarized emerges. The label Sejal Jain makes a humble attempt to support and revive the crafts of India and emphasises on hand craftsmanship by working closely with local craftsmen belonging to different traditional
The beautiful craft of hand block printing is both hypnotic and a study in patience and precision. The designs are etched on wooden blocks skilfully carved by artisans ; the blocks are then dipped into natural dyes to be stamped onto fabric to create prints using a vocabulary borrowed from nature. I styled a piece
Anuj Bhutani knows that fashion gets people talking and what he chooses to express through his collections is the wholistic development towards a sustainable future especially in terms of fashion. With the growing number of fast fashion brands and consumerism, fashion has become a disposal commodity. Anuj's idea of fashion is to break the barriers
The subtle embroidery, hint of vintage with a clean and not so contemporary aesthetic is what encompasses duo, Daizy Tanwar and Tapushi Pal, behind the delectable brand DOT. Armed with the belief that fashion should be intimate and design is but an attitude, they seamlessly and harmoniously balance elements of materials and processes in the
Raiman is a home grown Indian ethical clothing brand that focuses on creating fusion fashion using hand crafted textiles and techniques. They incorporate methods such as Bandhej and Block printing in silhouettes that are both modern and comfortable. Be it the slight ombre representing the morning sky or the the tiny mogra floral block prints,
The wild cat moves across the thick jungle on a cold misty night. It's slender body gliding through the sleepy forest , a sparkle in it's eye. It's both daunting and alluring ; changing colour with the changing sky. Label Shikha Malik's latest A/W Winter collection is all about authentic block prints created from scratch
'The Silk Road', the phrase conjures up a time-worn image of caravans and camels on dusty desert roads carrying their rich textiles, exotic weaves and spices. Samarkand, one of the greatest ancient cities lay right in the heart of this route. Jodi's new collection Noor is an ode to this time in history. Samarkand was
Act like a girl, dress like a girl, sit like a girl- We've heard these one too many times to just pass them off as mere comments. As a women of the twenty first century I find it appalling that we are still being boxed into a category that's been built entirely out of social
Nool(Tamil for ‘thread’) is an apparel and home furnishing label tucked away, off National Highway 47, in Erode (prounanced Ee-rode) in the heart of South India. The Nool label grew out of an imperative need to sustain handloom weaving – a craft on the verge of extinction.Nool, or thread, is the language of our existence.
For summers step into looser silhouettes and lighter fabrics. The only way to survive this apocalyptic heat is to invest in statement making, comfortable and breathable fabrics. Often termed as the H silhouette it has a softer approach and looser shapes. Linens, Cottons, muslins and light weight knits are the right pick for this season.