Lakme Fashion Week 2017: Five young designers contemporised heritage crafts at show
Updated On : 17 Aug 2017,09:38 PM
The fashion show was based on the 'Sustainable Fashion' theme, the show, titled 'Craft is Cool'. The backstage artists were happy to receive a big platform such as LFW to present their creativity as they seemed concerned about the future of their craft.
Sarfaraz Khatri, who specialises in Ajrakh block printing, said he came to the city with the aim to promote his art form but the reluctance and negligence shown by people makes him lose hope.
Anjali Patel Mehta’s ‘Verandah’ label incorporated the beauty of Ajrakh fabrics for her characteristic high-end Boho chic creations. Using heavy silk, tussar and Dupion along with machine detailing, the eight garments had a relaxed easy vibe with shades of maroon, mustard, grey, indigo and blue.
Gujarat's Shohel Khatri, who created unique Bandhej
patterns for label The Pot Plant, said he brands and designers
labels often don't give them their due credit.
‘The Pot Plant’ label by Resham Karmchandani and Sanya Suri received an enthusiastic response when it first appeared at the Gen Next Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 show.
Mohammad Yusuf Khatri said "Our craft appears on the ramp and in the market but we are not given due credit for it. People create Bagh print
through machines and take away the worth of the artisans."
When it comes to the intricate technique of mud resist form in hand block printing, Master Craftsman Bheru Lal Chippa from Rajasthan is the ace at the art. Teaming up with his five sons Bherulal, created some amazing hand block designs. His two young sons, Pintu and Vikas ensured that there was a fresh fervour added to the patterns to match the modern needs of the fashion industry.