The Revival Thread- Chanderi- from Roots to Relaxed Wear
A reminiscence of the royal textile - Chanderi
Chanderi is a cotton silk fabric which is hand woven in a small village of Madhya Pradesh, called chanderi. Its lineage is as old as our mythological folklores. A material much loved and donned by the royals,that has evolved manifolds through centuries under lifestyle and cultural reforms. It’s supple softness and transparency makes it distinctive from other traditional weaves.
As we all resume our work slowly, being mindful and responsible will help bring the normalcy back. We care for our indigenous art and artisans, people who carry on their art for generations and pass it on to keep the tradition alive. Bloom, our new summer collection is a celebration of Indian weavers and artisians.
The bright florals bring life to the resplendent Chanderi whites like the botanical illustrations in the medieval archives of India. It is a delicate rendition of indigenous birds and flowers motifs which is redolent of a summer sonnet. The flora and fauna line illustrations wrap the silhouettes in a Jaal and Buttas which is in a vibrant palette of Irises purple, fuscia and deep Cadmium yellow.
The handmade fabric buttons add another layer of adroit touch to the garment with details of ruffles that are an impression of the flowing breeze combing through the flower field.
In this edit, we have handpicked pieces that are well-suited for the Indian summer wardrobe wardrobe like the feather light capes paired with asymmetrical dresses or dhoti pants adds subtle elegance to the entire outfit. It can be doubled up as comfortable work-wear as well as relaxed wear while some of us stay at home. This special work edit feels comfortable and breezy for the workplace without conforming to the cliché, it exuberates with playfulness, yet practical for the withering summer that can be worn and styled in chic ways.