Indian fashion designer Purvi Doshi showcased an exquisite collection titled ‘Rhythms of Desert’ at Bangalore Fashion Week W/F 2016. Purvi’s collection this season comprised of geometric patterns with floral highlights, coupled with a vibrant color palette, inspired by the Gypsies of the desert that are an integral part of folk art of India. The garments had a spread of oases-like Parsi embroideries incorporated with contemporary designs and silhouettes exclusively made in Khadi fabric.
Chandrani’s Autumn/Winter collection, Mrityunjay is her tribute to Lord Shiva. Mrityunjay, another name for Shiva is for attaining patience and power to regain positivity by shedding all negatives of life and soul. Symbols of Shiva like the trishul, conch shell and cannabis leaf have been incorporated in the prints and embroidery of the pieces.
Vvani by Vani Vats is an Indian ethnic women’s wear label launched in January 2014. The young designer believes, clothing is an essential element in expressing one’s identity, hence she offers fashion that is classic, eternal and distinctive. The label is a depiction of royal Indian handcraft, which she intermingles with archaic Indian embroideries and techniques in unconventional designs.
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.
Rohit Bal, one of the most sought after fashion designers, popularly known as the ‘master of fabric and fantasy’, gets candid and talks about the current fashion industry and his journey as a designer