Blend of tradition and contemporary

An exhibition of an eclectic collection of textiles, Pause for a Cause — Weaves and Silhouettes, was unveiled at the Ladies Club on Thursday. The exhibition is a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary Indian garments. The trade fair features exquisite array of silks, dress materials, handloom suits and accessories.

Classy and elegant products, including trendy jewels made up of traditional silver and semi-precious stone works, are put up on sale. Also on display are shawls, stoles, embellished cushion works, handbags and many more. Designers from Jaipur, Kolkata, Delhi, Chanderi and other parts of the country are participating in the expo.
Aditi Trivedi from Kolkata is exhibiting sarees, handbags, wallets and kurtis. These sarees come with embroidery work and have silk and tussar motifs. They also have a medley of blockprints and stitches. Hand-wallets having Kasuti embroidery and Kanta stitchwork are beautifully panelled with the delicate craftsmanship.

Kavitha Sanghi, a costume designer from Madhya Pradesh, is displaying Maheshwari sarees.
“The sketches on the sarees are the result of hours of pain-staking concentration. I have taken special interest in designing these fabrics made of block printing,” says the designer.
Bhanu, an employee in a private firm, is excited with the range of collection and obtrusive designs showcased in the exhibition. “It is a wonderful experience to have a look on variety of textiles under one umbrella. I think, the applique designs on these sarees and dress materials are more contemporary and exceptional”.

The exhibition is organised by Concern India Foundation, an NGO-based in Mumbai, and will be on till Sept 12 at Ladies’ Club, Infantry Road.

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