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5 Indian designers who are re-energizing the handlooms with their forte

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.

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Rahul Mishra
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.

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Rahul Mishra, Fashion Show, Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2016 in Paris

LataSita
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.

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Payal Khadwala
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.

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Anitha Dongre
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.

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Add a dose of contemporary style to your festive wardrobe

If sarees, lehengas and salwar suits are your three festive story stealing ensembles every now and then, and succumbing your mind from getting through the next thought, then now is the time to evade out from the same old school ideas as the next level of festive wear is on the market and it is truly “the wanted attire” by every lady modernizing their wardrobe with a chunky dose of tradition. Despite Chanderis, Benaras, Handlooms and Silks are on the spread of the festive season, unconventional take on them with new ideas, cuts and incarnations are what turned the story totally different.

Traditionally crafted benaras brocade skirts, finely laced dhoti pants, handwoven front slit anarkalis, heavily embellished crop tops, royalty infused kalidhars and twirl worthy heavy frill feminine skirts will be spoilt for choice in what to pick for the big festive day. Making this all new collection exquisite are the factors comfort, ease and classic look and without which they would have lost a special in our hearts. So what are you waiting for, start experimenting with these styles in various hues and give an offbeat twist to the impending festival season.

 

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Explore the fashion stores that has the true spirit of India

The authentic beauty of being an Indian never gets completed without the right fitting traditional Indian attire. Though the availability is surplus in the Indian market, nothing fills up the pleasure of searching online and getting things delivered to our door steps. Emphasizing on the same idea of flaunting and delivering totally Indian attire and accessories, many online stores have lined up and foreseeing the glamour of offering fashion spectrum to a lot of fashion freaks in and around the country.

Being in the upfront, some stores are making customers explore the real beauty of Indian attire and accessories. Find them here:

Parisera
Holding the rich Indian heritage through a wide assortment of internationally reputed Khadis, Kalamkaris, Ikats, Chanderi and so on, Parisera keeps the intact of joy in providing hand-woven textiles to people who are in inevitable love with the creations that stand as insignia for the craftsmanship of the highly talented artisans. Parisera with the meticulously curate divine worthy clothing and accessories is an innovative step towards making the Indian luxury clothing and accessories close to people.

Parisera’s endeavor is to put together the timeless classical collection of India under one roof through an intrigued mode of curate collection that gives users the choice to choose attire based on material, occasion, technique and place.

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Indian Roots
As the name itself gives us the idea that deeply entrenched roots of India called culture and tradition can be found on every attire and accessory exude by the store. It encompasses a wide range of Indian clothing and accessories that adorn the total look of a person with an addition of the true spirit and elegance. Being made by the well experienced craftsmen and guided by the best designers in the world, Indian Roots holds the legacy of tradition of India in each and every design it has.

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Ogaan
Ogaan is one of the most celebrated textile stores in India for its big idea of propagating Indian crafts and hand woven textiles in a vibrant way. Having designers like Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi, Anamika Khanna and many other budding designers like Pero, Anavila and Ikai, Ogaan is taking the Indian attire to the next level of grandness through a contemporary approach to the timeless Indian costumes and jewellery.

As a patron saint of Indian textiles and handlooms, at Ogaan, users can choose from a vivid range of beautifully stocked up saris, kurtis, kurtas, tunics, lehengas, anarkalis, semi-precious jewellery and lot more.

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Fabindia
Fabindia, with over 170 stores across India and abroad is an initiation by John Bissell, former Ford Foundation employee, who wish to outsource the handcrafted products made by craftspeople and artisans across rural and remote places in India. Established in 1960, Fabindia strives towards the aim to reinforce craftsmanship and improve the employment level in rural India.

Started as a home furnishings export company, Fabindia now is a classic version of itself with the supply of personal care to fashion, gifts and other accessories.

 

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Fashion Designer Mamatha Tulluri’s Interview

While the world is running after shimmery designs, she fell in love with handlooms… when her father says it’s good to be with her professional life of dentistry, she couldn’t able to control her desire to create designs….like a roller coaster ride, Fashion Designer Mamatha Tulluri’s life has many ups and downs that lets us connect, share and think about. With that said, let’s see a lot you must not know about this handlooms, cotton and organic materials obsessed designer in this interview with fashionvu.com.

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1. Who/what inspired you to dive into this field?
My fashion designing journey started with an immense interest towards hand looms and latent desire to create new like my mother. Designing my own attire to serving an extensive range of creations to people across many areas is a radical shift from 6 years of dentistry. Fashion designing always inspires me day by day. Though I was a dentist my love for fashion never went down, gradually I started listening to my heart and the rest is what you can see now.

2. What is fashion in your perspective?
You don’t need to turn the way shimmering with the bling embraced attire while you’re walking down the road on the name of fashion. Confidence is the biggest weapon everyone ever have to strike down any fear, strut to let your inner-self roar and be a master in carrying anything with greater levels of confidence that is even called as ‘just’.

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3. What is your passion?
I love to do what I love and designing is something that has been entrenched in every nerve of mine since I come to know it’s reigning my thoughts. I’m inevitably passionate about designing hand-looms and how to make them beautiful.

4. What would one thing about a design catches your attention?

The world today mostly look for ostentatious dressing that is heavy and colorful but in my case it takes an opposite turn, I’m fond of dull drapes that have the innate nature of being dull and Matt. Browns, greys and other shades despite called as muted colors, they are my love and I gaze at designs that are born with such.

5. How do you stay up to date regarding trends?
I have had never touched the hot button ‘trends’. It’s not my notion of staying update to trends and paying heed to someone’s designs where as I own my personal dictionary for designing clothes that is independent of trends. It’s all about what hits the mind for the time and that is what you see on my creations.

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6. What has been your biggest professional success?
I had started my designing journey with some very basic elements and today more than 50 people are employed through Mamatha Tulluri Design studio, it’s my true pleasure to help people, which I feel like a real success. Alongside my clientele is always happy with the designs they wear from Mamatha Tulluri Design studio.
7. Which skills make a fashion designer successful?
A designer has to be confident with what he/she is doing and imminent to deliver. Good knowledge at work and staying focused are two other major aspects a designer needs to possess for a great career ahead.

8. Where do you see yourself after 5 years?
Today I’m living the life of a happy and successful fashion designer which I dreamt to have. I’m doing what I’m passionate about. I’m not predicting anything for my future and happy for what I’m now.

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9. What are your greatest strengths?
My dad, mom, my husband, friends and my clientele are my biggest strengths and their role is quite big enough in my life. Their foster is abundant, without which I wouldn’t have achieved this.

10. Describe a typical day in your life as a fashion designer
Though am not a person who falls into the early to bed and early to rise department, I organize things to do Surya namaskara for atleast 20 minutes in every morning followed by offering prayer for goddess Durga. I decorate Durga maa with a variety of attire and flowers, I love doing it. Rest of the day? Duds, designs, lots of thoughts and meeting clients.

Would you like to contribute any style tip to our readers?
Keep your duds simple, subtle and make sure they look great with the topping of your confidence.

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