I am a proven handloom lover! I love to watch weavers weaving fabrics, sarees and see divine in the process. This year has been a great year for handloom, and the weavers. Not only Government of india is doing a great job, the ace designers of India are doing a commendable job by making their high end collection. By this the handloom is reaching to the elite and whos who of India, and in turn will be followed by one and all. The beginning looks so promising, that I feel that it will bring good fortune for weavers and will refrain them from abandoning this lovely art form.
Keeping the Guru Shishya Paramapara in continuation, FDCI and Amazon dedicated the Grand Finale to Guru Tarun Tahiliani and Shishya Amit Aggarwal. Amit started his creative journey with Tarun Tahiliani, and learnt the art and imbibed it with his original ideas. As we learnt while growing up, that a Guru is most pleased to see when his disciple does extremely well in respective field. Same I saw in the eyes and gesture of Tarun Tahiliani, as he gave the beautiful nature inspired ramp to Amit first.
Amazon India Fashion Week, day 2 started with historic show of Samant Chauhan. By historic I mean, that he has chosen a place, and got the approvals as well, which is never thought of before. Its a old Railway Museum, with all the old and state of the art coaches and engines used during the era of British colony, and post independence. It was a dual visual treat because Samant had used my favourite form of Muga Silk by Golden Threads of Assam. The fabric Muga Silk was once adorned by Royals of Assam and other parts of India. Read more
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi
The day 2 of Amazon India Fashion Week was a treat for handloom lovers. The day began with show of Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti, the famous designer who gave handloom a contemporary look and helped it to reach global market. Followed by the show of Studio Virtues by Ashish,Viral, and Vikrant. I loved their show and the motive behind it-they brought a weaving art from a small of village of Orissa called ‘Kotpad’, never heard, never seen; but their weaving was simply beautiful.