Today, on National Handloom Day, it is almost customary to laud the Indian handloom traditions and celebrate the goodness of handmade at home. After all, we live in the times hashtags like #vocalforlocal and #handmadeinindia – both of which have a made a compelling case for Indian handlooms. Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) president Sunil Sethi says, “Handlooms have always been in focus, in a country, as diverse as India. Though now they are the heartbeat of the Made in India sentiment. Earlier, the Indian weaves and textiles were for a discerning few, however now the market dynamics has changed, as they have captured the fancy of a younger audience.” Interestingly, in 2020, artisan-led online space Okhai experienced a 183 per cent rise in sales from people in the age group of 18-20 years versus last year. Sethi is hopeful that the next few years will see a fresh wave of handlooms being celebrated through the prism of a newer perspective without losing its … [Read more...] about National Handloom Day: Lore of the looms
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All of the collection, right from a wooden desk to the ‘khunti’ (wooden hangers), ‘kerosene diyas have been recycled from parts, if not found. “Many of these objects emphasise the importance of art and tradition, heritage has been permanently preserved in the form. This project has been set up not only to preserve the invaluable heritage that our forefathers, past generations have given us, but also to create something for the future generations,” added Dhavalaey. … [Read more...] about Passion for heritage: Former civic executive engineer turns house into heritage complex
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Couturier, and a true master of drapes, Tarun Tahiliani believes that after almost 100 days of lockdown, dressing in ornate and extravagant Indian clothes is the farthest thing from people’s minds. “People are aware of the economic and the social destruction around them, this is not the right time for people to, in any way, go over the top. Rather I think it is going to push us into a more circumspect way of doing things. Which is why, I feel bridal choices will also be subtle, muted, and lean towards a classic look to match the minimal jewellery and fresh make-up look,” he muses. … [Read more...] about Pandemic Puzzle: What to wear for your wedding