Sneak Peek: Find Out Which Jaipur Designers Are Part Of Rajasthan Heritage Week
- IWB Post
- December 3, 2015
Rajasthan Heritage Week is all set to bring to you the magic of top-end fashion designers showcasing their latest couture! Names like David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore, Ritu Kumar, Bibi Russell, Nidhi Agarwal, etc will reveal their beautiful collections in front of Jaipur audience.
Closer home, city’s 4 designing houses – Pallavi Jaipur, Puja Arya, Abhishek & Rohit and Jaipur Modern – are also participating in the show!
Since we’re way too excited to see what’s in the suitcase, we asked them to show us a teaser of the drama opening tonight on the ramp. And here it is:
Puja Arya, a celebrated name on the Wills lifestyle India Fashion Week ramp, has got something very chic in her SS’15 collection for Rajasthan Heritage Week. With this show, she wants to highlight the beauty of Block Printing on a monochromatic as well as a colorful base.
These prints vary from botanical prints to geometric patterns, making us crave for spring! She said, “The look that I have given to these garments is very retro…very 60’s in fact. The prints are huge and this will remind you of the MOD culture. You’ll get to witness the printed handspun khadi, the hem length dresses with embroidery, the printed jackets, the 50s skirts, the crop tops and even the printed saris. Local hand spun fabrics like Khadi, Kota Doria, etc will be seen in various cuts and patterns, perfect for a modern woman.”
Psst, one look at her collection and you can’t guess that it is a traditional textile and prints. Beautiful.
On the other hand, Jaipur Modern is presenting some incredible modern loungewear for both men and women. We are so in love with their dye prints already. One of its designers, Yash Agarwal, told us how the collection is so much inspired by the tribal India.
He added, “Women wear is mostly about androgyny, something our Indian women is representing in the new era. They are strong and independent. The silhouettes are relaxing, and one can wear them in summers and during rainy season with ease. Talking about men’s wear, I can only say the Indie version 2.0 is here. Get ready to alter your wardrobe folks!”
The Designer duo Abhishek and Rohit Kamra never disappoint us. Why? The brothers know how to add the pinch of color into the men’s world, which is otherwise, considered full of whites, blacks and greys. Abhishek and Rohit told us, “Our collection is not only talking about Rajasthan Heritage, but we are also inspired by the role of Khadi in the nonviolence moment by Mahatma Gandhi. The power of khadi helped us to fight against the injustice & get back the freedom of India. With this collection, we’re bringing to you the most creative patterns in collars and borders in menswear. You can wear them during weddings, parties, and even while travelling! The traditional textiles of India have been given a contemporary twist in our collection with the help of incredible Rajasthani weave fabrics like Rajasthani wool & Cotton Khadi. We think wool khadi has really helped us get that dark gothic look put into winter wear for men.”
One of our favorites, Pallavi Jaipur is so excited about the show that she revealed more about her pretty collection than she should. Ah, we aren’t going to tell ya’. Though, she told us how challenging it was for her to work with Khadi fabric since she had always been into chiffons, silks and georgettes while making exclusive bridal couture. She told us, “Working on this fabric has helped me open my creative vision to a wider extent. I definitely want to take this artwork commercially in my future collections. Talking about the collection today, it is based on 5 different stories from the state narrating its art and culture it has to offer. The colors in my couture will whisper a tale from the era of Maharajas. Are you ready?”
We are! Are you, dear readers? Arch Academy of Design, the official volunteers for RHW, will become a Fashion Blogger for us today and will live-tweet during the show. So don’t miss the happening while the designers are setting the ramp on fire. Follow us at @womenofjaipur!