Indigene by Jaya Bhatt and Ruchi Tripathi presented their inspiring collection themed ‘Modest Luxury’ at Lakme Fashion Week S|R 2017 on DAY 2 – the Sustainable Fashion & Indian Textiles Day.
The collection is inspired by the Japanese Boro textiles. Boro is Japanese practice of No wastage that uses patched and mended fabrics to make the utility of a piece of garment more important than it being just a thing of luxury and style.
Modest luxury is just that. It uses Khadi, Linen in combination with silk and cotton, intertwined artistically in natural dyed, textured and hand printed to create patches and panels embellished with fabric cut-outs and hand stitches to create the final surface textures. Apparently no two pieces in this collection are identical and each piece is unique in its own way.
The patch, panels, buttons & trims have been created from leftover fabric cuttings to help minimize wastage and reflects a conscious effort towards sustainable design practices.
Hyderabad based Designer Sailesh Singhania also presented an inspiring collection – Actuality of Consonance: Khadi at Lakme Fashion Week on Sustainable and Indian Textiles Day. South Fame Regina Cassandra flaunted the showstopper outfit for Sailesh Singhania. Regina Cassandra will be seen in Bollywood movie Aankhen 2 with Amitabh Bachchan & Arshad Warsi.
Bollywood personalities like Urvashi Rautela, Nora Fatehi and Neha Shetty were seen applauding the designer from the front seats.
This collection of ethereal khadi saris by Sailesh Singhania intends to revisit this ethos that has got buried in the corrupt sands of highly consumerist modern existence. Each sari is created with hand spun khadi thread and is woven with real gold zari and taking inspiration from art and nature, the Pichhvai Paintings depicting Krishna and his adored cows, the playful squirrels from the forest, the water cranes standing in a gently flowing river and the eternal tree of life that nurtures and sustains all.
For the Summer Resort 2017 collection for Lakme Fashion Week, Sailesh has proposed his endeavour – khadi saris in their luxuriously brilliant immaculacy.