Kolkata, Sept 17 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh unveiled ‘Festive sarees collection’ of popular handloom boutique Weavers Studio in Kolkata on Saturday.
Fashion designer Paromita Banerjee and jewellery & accessories designer Sutopa Parrab showcased their line of collections at the event.
Ghosh, while praising the work of designers, said: “Their collection inspire creative people like us.”
“Our conventional jewellery and sarees are going international,” he added.
The studio launched its exquisite collection of handloom tussar batik printed sarees and set with ember dyed bodies, hand made, hand woven textiles, scarves and other products.
Darshan Shah, Proprietor- Weavers Studio, Kolkata said: “We have used tussar, mulberry silk, gicha, matka, ari and more while playing with different colours.”
“We have presented the evening wear collection using block prints, patch works, katha embroidery, etc. The use of traditional techniques with contemporary style draws young people,: said Shah.
Banerjee who presented her collection from recently held Lakme India Fashion Week, said: “I have presented the best of all my Fall/Winter, Spring and Summer collection.”
“I have used silk, Khadi, Tassar, cotton, hand looms and matks”, she said.
Her collection had a wide range of Panjabi kurta, pajamas, shawls, to bandgala jackets, double sided jackets, and waist coats.
Sutopa Parab, an architect turned jewellery designer, said: “My collection is inspired from Tribals, like the use of bold forms and ideas that I get while traveling.”
“I saw the ensembles as the canvas that were given to me to paint on…”, she added.
Parab, who collaborates with various artisans from different parts of India, said that she “ropes in village craftsmen” if she “likes their work”.
Collecting ideas and materials from various corners of the world, Parab said she explores new possibilities while skillfully weaving the elements together.
The unusual combination of materials used included fish-nets embedded with coral and dokra, fossils form Morocco, multi-coloured Bakelite beads form Ghana, Brass ghungrus and cow-bells, dokra and many more were used to create a unique collection.
Darshan Shah said: “The collection shows the synergy which takes place when three- textiles, fashion designing and jewellery merge together.”
(Reporting by Nawaneeta Subba)