Tuesday April 23, 2019

Designer from Meghalaya showcases Indian ethnic apparel at global fashion hubs

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New Delhi: Daniel Syiem, a young designer from Meghalaya, who has showcased Indian ethnic apparel in global fashion hubs like New York, London and Rome, is “striving to preserve the dying art of weaving” by making traditional fabric fashionable. He is also working to empower women weavers from his northeastern state.

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Daniel Syiem and Janessaline Pyngrope (IANS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Natural fabrics of the region — Eri silk and Muga — are hand-woven mostly in traditional loin looms. We want to highlight the traditional fabrics of the northeast,” added the designer, known for making northeast’s traditional apparel chic.

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A model wearing a Daniel Syiem creation (IANS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The art of making these textiles is slowly dying,” rued Daniel who has rich experience in working with indigenous fabrics.
“We are striving to preserve the dying art of weaving by making traditional fabric fashionable.”
Daniel has been instrumental in promoting women weavers of Meghalaya’s Ri Bhoi district.

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Women weavers of Meghalaya being felicitated (IANS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The making of these heritage fabrics has been passed down from generation to generation of weavers. The weavers need to be supported and encouraged by making their craft economically viable,” he said from Shillong.
“Currently, we source fabrics from them to generate more income for weavers through fair trade practices. We also guide them to archive and keep track of ancient weaves to safeguard them.”

Daniel has showcased his work – ensembles for women in natural fabrics – in various fashion weeks in places like Rome, New York, London, Toronto, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Jaipur. His collections have featured in top fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. (IANS)

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Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee Celebrates 20 Years in the World of Fashion

Alia was dressed in printed Sabyasachi Toga sari, while Janhvi opted for a red western dress

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Sabyasachi Mukherjee's show at Lakme Fashion Week 2011 on day 1. Wikimedia

Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has clocked 20 years in the world of fashion, and he celebrated the glorious journey of his label with a grand fashion show here.

He presented an exclusive collection of shoes and handbags in collaboration with French fashion label Christian Louboutin on Saturday, read a statement.

On the collection and his journey so far, the 45-year-old couturier said: “In the summer of 1999, I graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Calcutta. My graduation collection was called Kashgaar Bazaar – inspired by global nomads, gypsies, prostitutes, performing artists and my imagination of the Silk Route.

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“In 2019, as I celebrate 20 years of the brand, I present Kashgaar Bazaar to my global audience. Drawing inspiration from my first design collection – Kashgaar Bazaar – this collaboration explores the conflict between cultures, colours, textiles and crafts. Under the overarching theme of rustic baroque, the entire collection is a patchwork of different textile influences derived from the Silk Route.”

The glam quotient was quite high at the gala. From actress Alia Bhatt to Aditi Rao Hydari and Janhvi Kapoor, several Bollywood divas gathered together to be a part of the ‘#0yearsofSabyasachi’ bash.

Alia was dressed in printed Sabyasachi Toga sari, while Janhvi opted for a red western dress. (IANS)