Kolkata, May 3 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Designer Sanjay Garg, recognized for giving new revelation to traditional Chanderi cottons, silks and silk-cottons through his brand ‘Raw Mango’, came to the city on Tuesday to exhibit his work-‘Mughal Returns’.
Sanjay is an alumnus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)-Delhi, and he began his work with the traditional Chanderi weavers assisting them with their designs and marketing of their products to provide the weavers their due recognition and share of profits.
Subsequently, living and working with the weavers gave Sanjay his inspiration and thus Raw Mango was born with only four looms and the purpose of changing the processes of production, dyeing and weaving and to infuse this non-stitched Indian garment with a heritage of over thousand years with designs and colors.
Sanjay came to Kolkata for the first time with his collections offering elegant classicism through motifs that are old fashioned with graphic element.
He said, “The speciality of my collection is that it is authentic,contemporary and hand woven.”
“I don’t go by the marketing trend in the market, rather I try to make something which lasts forever through generations,” he added.
Sanjay further said that his focus remains on mastering the art of the weaves, offering soft and intrinsic finishes for instance crinkling, where plain places weave their own elegance into design.
The price range of the beautiful saris, dupattas and stoles starts from Rs 3500 and goes upto Rs 35000.
His clientele comprises mainly those women who, according to Sanjay, ‘looks at the bigger picture and won’t wear polyester or nylon just for the sake of complying with what is transitory and fashionable’.
“She is very conscious and knows what she is doing, yet she likes the simple contemporary look,” he said.
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