Hyderabad popular designer Mamatha Tulluri organized a Fashion show called “Saadgi – A Tribute To Handloom Weavers” on March 08th which turned out as an extravagant ode to the handloom weaves and the weavers behind the classical designs. The event witnessed the presence of socialites, Movie and Television personalities, celebrated docots, elite clientele of Hyderabad and many other eminent people. Every ensemble donned by models echoed the changed rules of handlooms as the collection focused on handloom fabric was ethereal with the apply of designer’s signature gota patti and intricate embroidery in ethnic and indo western silhouettes.
“Saadgi is my sincere effort to bring back the handloom into the mainstream and into the wardrobes of the youth to be worn and adorned with pride and humility,” says Mamatha Tulluri whose happiness lies in providing better livelihood to the talented weavers struggling hard to sustain in this industry. Showstoppers for the evening were gorgeous actress and social activist Isha Koppikar Narang, Punjabi actress Dhriti Saharan, Telugu hero Jayanth Reddy, Kannada movie star Shalini Vadnikatti and Dhruva fame Upen Reddy.
Some of the show’s highlights included felicitation of the legendary Suraiya Hassan, Uzramma and Chintakindi Malleshwam for their exemplary work in the textile industry. The ramp show was interlaced with entertainment from some of the top artists from around the country. The show ended beautifully with ISHA KOPPIKAR taking the ramp as finale showstopper in a stunning gold Mamatha Tulluri creation!
Bridal Collection: The magic was soared to a new high when the models strutted in Mamatha Tulluri’s traditional lehengas and sarees and they looked nothing short of millennial Indian bride.
While there are hundreds of cloth varieties available in the fashion sphere with some being the most experimental creations of the designers dream, the specialty that handlooms hold is unrivaled to anything else as the exquisite grace is deeply entrenched in every weave of that textile. In love with the easy breezy handlooms that mark the pure Indian elegance, some designers dedicated their lives to come up with the brilliant handloom creations that subsequently help the livelihood of the weavers pertaining to various rural places through supporting the crafts and craftsmanship.
Abraham & Thakore
A dynamic range of costumes in earthy tones with the splashes of bold color highlights makes Abraham & Thakore collection standout from the others. Their unusual collection is sophisticated, wearable and goes perfect with the modern women.
The application of contemporary silhouette structure to the indigenous fabrics including linen, ikkat and more made the designer Rahul Mishra enliven his dream of widening the reach of the Indian looms way far. His panache of dealing with the attire almost holds the magic that can make any ensemble a coveted one.
The mighty androgynous silhouettes or a heavy chunk of traditional looks, one can unleash the profound layers of handloom in style through LataSita which has opted the quirky button on its side for the women who tends to show up her unique tone to the world.
Payal Khadwala creations made out of bold colors promises the vibes of embodying them is the pleasure one can make. From raw silk lungi dresses to the instant love evoking vibrant color combo skirts and shirts, the designer’s mastery lies in breaking away the monotony of handlooms with her choice of super hot color palette.
Anitha Dongre with her forte to offer ethereal garments from the ‘Grassroots’ brand brought a revolutionary change in the way of thinking about handlooms. Despite of the fabric being handlooms, the classic silhouettes and cuts of the attire challenges super iconic garments in the market retailed for hefty amount.
Block printing, an ancient art that has got decades of history for its excellence in the textile industry defines the ethnic charm and subtle grandness all at once. It is almost happening everywhere all over the globe with having its fundamentals rooted in India. There are various states including West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat are practicing this art form and helping it from not joining the extinct arts list. While love for this art made rural artisans to perpetuate the legacy of sculpting diverse designs, their passion paved path for unusual designs as they are seen coming with innovative ideas that has the melange of contemporary flavour and Indian beauty.
Cotton, linen and silk being the major garments to weigh block prints earlier, the modern world has pushed the fabric limits out and welcomed georgette, chiffon and more. Though these prints have always been there in the fashion for ages now, the craze is soaring high in the modern times for the aesthetically fuller look it brings on. Basically confined to a range of sarees and lehengas, now block prints is a major companion for kurtis, kurtas, short dresses, croptops, peplums and many other indo western and western wear. Especially the raise of block prints over indigo color reigning the fusion wear and settled out as every modern women’s love.
Linen has always been there in our lives since ages and what made it keep coveted by the fashion fanatics is its sustainability, the class it brings, the effortless ease it generates and the comfort it spreads. Nonetheless, its global presence is getting fortified due to the fact that Linen can break the mould and comply with the trends and new inventions.
Burgeoning in the fashion game, its name is going synonymous to daily stylish luxury wear and the lovers of this exquisite fabric are saying Linen is worth accomplishing the title. Years back it was in the rage for turning men stylish with kurtis and women with an unique assortment of collection but now-a-days it’s inclination is towards changing the dimensions of fashion and rejuvenating the class in a much more stylish and fantastic manner.
Without freezing their fetish to come up with ideal designs, many iconic designers across the nation including Manish Malhotra, Dhruv Kapoor, Anita Dongre and many others are tasting the irresistible flavor of linen and outgrowing the fancy for this breathable fabric through profound experiments that led them to build a run way full of ensembles. Palazzos, maxi dresses, skirts, crop tops, shorts and ask like where linen is not present? It has become ubiquitous and the modern women who want to settle the contemporary score with ease are much more getting attracted to this fuss free fabric and turning heads just like that. So, if you hadn’t have tossed some magic with the linen yet, make sure to give it a shot.