Supporting a cause through designs

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Supporting a cause through designs

The 3rd edition of Designer’s INC was recently organised in the City with great fervour. In association with Nanhi Chhaan (an NGO supporting girl child), this exhibition of apparels, jewellery and artworks by fashion and jewellery designers, endeavoured to extend a helping hand to protect the girl child against cruelty and also saving the environment while striving for the bigger motive, which is to bring about a change in people’s attitude.

 The one-day exhibition displayed artifacts with interesting themes. It showcased a beautiful collection of imitation jewellery and accessories by designers Sasha and Kaabia Grewal of Outhouse. A part of their collection was a continuation  of what the duo had exhibited at Lakme Fashion Week with the ‘lion face’ as their theme and the rest was exclusively designed keeping in mind the upcoming festive reason.

Kaabia says, “For us, jewellery is all about making a statement so we have used a lot of swaroski on brass as base metal and two micron gold plating. Our idea is to make the jewellery rich so that if one wears just this one piece and nothing else, even then it will stand out as a statement.”

There were also artworks under the Dhenu or The Sacred Cow series by Princess Vaishnavi Kumari of Kishangarh. It included hand painted marble trays, cushions and even few apparels. Vaishnavi says, “Studio Kishangarh is an initiative to revive the art of Kishangarh paintings in modern context.

There are a lot of artists in Kishangarh and we try to provide functionality to their art by experimenting it in different ways.” An example of this experimentation was the painted cow on marble trays makes for an elegant centre table piece.    

Apart from these, also exhibited were collections by fashion designer Upasana Jaipuria and jewellery by designer Purnima Jhunjhunwala of Vasundhara. While the apparels were mainly in georgettes, they had a festive appeal to them with embroidery done by machines on anarkali kurtas.

The range of colours included bright pinks and oranges to blacks and bottle greens with full length net sleeves. Complementing this was jewellery by Vasundhara which comprised an exclusive variety of bangles, earrings and neckpieces. But the chief attraction was the collection of naths (nose-rings) in different sizes and intricate designs.

The four fashion divas exhibited their prime collections as a support towards the efforts of Nanhi Chhaan. There was also a Nanhi Chhaan outlet which showcased hand-crafted phulkari duppattas, handwoven mats and lanterns crafted by members of the NGO.

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