Bengali inspires a global sustainable collection by Abhishek Dutta
Bengal has always been known for creating amazing Handlooms and different expressive craftsmanship. Through this collection, we celebrate the ethnicity as well as the global affection towards Bengal Handloom and craft. Due to pandemics our weavers and craftsmen have undergone a serious crisis in their livelihood and we tend to extend our support by creating our collection which will encourage the young generations towards this traditional weave in a more stylish way.
The summer collection prevails with a vast array of pastel hues, consisting of coral, tangerine, mint, teal, and many more. This collection is done exclusively with hand embroidery, appliqueing, and different weaves from shantipur and Phulia with an array of interesting styles consisting of different styles of Jackets, Jumpsuits, skirts, and uniquely draped sarees. This collection is all about your fun and comfort which will lighten your mood.
The collection extends to the simplicity of monochromes consisting of simple cuts yet interesting textures is portrayed through these collections. Various techniques like Kantha, embroidery, and exclusive weaves like Dhakai jamdani have been used for making these collections. Flowy and stable is the style for this collection and the designs vary from western dresses to kurta jackets to sarees and men’s bandh gala compiled with dhotis and bundis. Kolkata’s architectural backdrop has been portrayed through these collections.
Model: Irina Malysheva (Russian), Risa (Deputy Consul general Japan), Rowan Ainsworth (Australian Consulate general), Jaques (French), Shaun Kenworthy(British Celebrity Chef), Madeline (French), Armel (Afro American), Venus (Thai Consulate), Yukiko(Japan), Victoria(French).
Photography: Baban Mukherjee
Location: Novotel Kolkata
Jewelry Courtesy: Senco Jewellery.