Karishma Sahani Khan’s collection ‘Khoj’ had a literal meaning that was inspired by the archaeological inventions and discoveries made all over the world. The collection is based on the stark contrast of the world that passed and the progressiveness of the technology in the current period.
Karishma kept her designs green by making the clothing in natural fabrics such as organic cotton, bamboo and soybean fibres, which are sustainable and bio-degradable. Tie-dyed and hand-painted motifs and patterns in natural and toxic free dyes, combined with hand-embroidery techniques were created using discarded materials – fabrics, vegetable sacks, plastic and the traditional mukaish strips that brought out the naturalism of the entire collection.
She effortlessly blended un-stitched expressionism with tailored practicality with touches of science, mysticism and traditions. Overcoats, see-through shirts and the ethnic saris were in shades of denim blue, grey, orange and mint green with pom-pom detailing and layering, which brought forth a fusion look.