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CHHAYA MEHROTRA
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"Hailing from Banaras, I've longed to work with handloom weavers and create my own fabrics, textures and motifs. the real task began with achieving the desired colours and texture for the fabric — handloom silk-cotton-denim and its brocaded variations along with an experiment with the kadhwa technique while weaving saris. Apart from that we've done hand block printing as I like the old world imperfection of vintage blocks" Chhaya Mehrotra had discussed with me in Banaras while crafting the collection for Amazon India Fashion Week. Well, she had the memo bang on!

 

Inspired by a recent trip to Europe, the showing titled "Bubbly In Paris" is a sequel to "Bubbly Banarasi". Showcasing the heritage town's weaves — styled with a vintage European street style aesthetic — was the product of serious thought. As the showing began, it transported us to Paris through the eyes of a small town girl. I loved the hand block organza and cotton silk kurtas, the brocade denim and the sari with scallops. Accessorised to the last detail — everyone fell in love with the chic umbrella — the looks had an air of young elegance. Judging by the murmurs of approval among fashion editors, this collection hit the high notes' any of the pieces could have stepped off the catwalk onto retail racks—a breakthrough for the designer whose vision and showmanship is sure to take the label to the next level.

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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