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Kalki Stresses on The Importance of Eco-friendly Fashion

Actress Kalki Koechlin says adapting environmentally conscious fashion can make the world a better place.

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Eco-friendly fashion: The Golden Book Gown made of recycled book pages. Wikimedia

Actress Kalki Koechlin says adapting environmentally conscious fashion can make the world a better place.

“I grew up in an environment which is sustainable and eco-friendly in Auroville. I grew up with basic ethic of buying products which are sustainable,” Kalki told IANS in a recorded response.

“A lot of clothes which I wear are organic. Fashion is a big way through which we can change the environment… (We can change the world) by being environmentally conscious in our fashion statements and all our products,” she added.

The actress, who was speaking on the sidelines of Blue Carpet event, hosted by Sony BBC Earth for “Blue Planet II: One Ocean and The Deep”, feels that going organic is the way to go forward.

“If we start buying more organic products even for the household which are less harmful, it makes a huge difference.”

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Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin. Wikimedia

Kalki, who has featured in “Dev.D”, “Shaitan”, “Shanghai” and “Margarita with a Straw”, says families are like “mini countries with mini politics”.

“If you cannot figure out stuff in your family, don’t expect figuring out stuff in your country and the rest of the world,” she said.

The actress also praised “Blue Planet II: One Ocean and The Deep”. Narrated by ace British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, “Blue Planet II” released in 48 PVR screens in 22 cities on May 18.

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“Blue Planet II” is shot over 1,406 days with 125 expeditions across 39 countries and tells unique, untold stories of the ocean’s most astonishing creatures that will take your breath away.

“It gives us perspective in our life… There is a lot more going on this planet than we realise. We need to be more conscious if we want to survive.” (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)