Rajesh Pratap Singh’s first collection of saris was presented at Ekaya recently–a contemporary bespoke label presenting the finest textiles from Benaras; this was in fact the outcome of years he spent developing and researching handloom techniques. The collection comprised of ikat weaves in strong geometric motifs, a recurrent theme from the brand; ajrak prints, which have been given a new twist and cotton silk chanderis.
Designer duo Asha and Gautam Gupta recently launched their exquisite handloom collection with much poise at Cavalli Café, Emporio Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The occasion weaved layers of triumphant rustic eccentricities from the roots of Benaras (Varanasi).
Krishna Mehta’s love affair with the textiles of India has been an ongoing process for decades. The designer has presented the most fabulous collections season after season working with various Indian state handlooms. For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 Krishna once again brought to centre stage the glory and beauty of Indian handlooms from Benaras, Maheshwar, Bhagalpur and Manipur.
‘Midway Gardens’ by Pratima Pandey- Putting an emphasis on Eco-friendly fashion that highlights craftsmanship and sustainability; Pratima Pandey’s label ‘Prama’, presented ‘Midway Gardens’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014.
Gaurav Jai Gupta displayed a symphony of fabulous textiles at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. The most distinct aspect in a Gaurav Jai Gupta show is always the fabulously woven textiles with weaves and yarns that defy imagination. For the fashion week, Gaurav’s collection for his label ‘Akaaro’ presented ‘Meen’, a line, which had exclusive hand woven fabrics in fulia, lycra, silk, chanderi, cotton and zari from Bengal and Benaras.