A tribute to hill tribes of Ladakh

A tribute to hill tribes of Ladakh

A tribute to hill tribes of Ladakh
The collective love for quality, exquisite hand embroideries, interplay of silk fabrics and flattering silhouettes, brought together Madhuritu Dutta, Saumya Sharma, Tina Bhardwaj and Stanzin Dazes, for their brand ‘Madsam Tinzin’. Launched in January 2012, their creations celebrate life, beauty and human emotions at its purest.

They generally focus on occasion wear with pure fabrics and hand embroidery. But for their latest collection, ‘Tales of Brok-Pa’, they have created full-length dresses with light embellishments and layers. The collection is inspired by the Brok-Pra tribe of Ladakh and its folklore. Bhardwaj tells Metrolife about the brand, how it was conceptualised and their latest collection.

How did you foray into fashion?
We met at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai in 2005. Each of us came from different parts of the country, and started our hostel life. We instantly became friends and did all our group projects together throughout the four years of college and that is when we thought of working together. We were looking to fill the gap of handcrafted garments.

What is fashion for you?

Fashion for us, is something that complements one’s personality. Trends will always keep changing, but it’s important, how one can wear a particular trend in accordance with their bodies and personal style.

What is your latest collection all about?

Inspired by the hill tribes of Ladakh, our collection is an amalgamation of their Greek influences and innate tribal essence. The drapes are infused with surface ornamentation, to replicate the texture details of Brok-Pa fabrics. This is further enhanced by layering and exploiting their love for silver jewellery.

What are the trends for the season?

Handloom fabrics are big in the fashion scene currently. However, it is important that you use it to create an individualistic style that complements the brand’s identity. Tribal embroideries are also making way into quite a few runways. Since our collection is also inspired by a tribe, the embroideries find its inspiration in their culture, but the interpretation is implemented very sophisticatedly on the outfits. Lastly, minimalistic silhouettes that are easy to wear and carry are in vogue. They don’t compromise with your comfort. The global trend is shifting towards minimalistic style with a key focus to one element, like exaggerated sleeves or cowl hem.

What other collections are you working on?

We have been working on our festive collection, which will be launched by the end of August. You can expect a lot of exciting styles, with a twist to Indian wear with intricate embroidery.

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