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JAYA MISRA
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Craft and luxury. They have been dear to Jaya Misra since her very first collection. Showcasing at The Splendid Indian Closet Fashion Tour in New York and Los Angeles has given her further impetus to explore them in deeper ways. For this showing the Kolkata-based designer turned to Bengal—steeped in ancient textile heritage—for inspiration. It's a testament to her vision for the label. "Bengal's textile industry doesn't need a huge investment to prosper. So it's heartrending to see weavers reducing in number due to no work" she had once told me. "I've always been inspired by Bengal's handloom heritage because working with old textiles and weaves gives me contentment. I aspire to revive the repressed glory of gifted weavers."

Titled 'Jai Ho'—reference to a deep pride for her motherland—Jaya Misra gave a luxe traditional look to cocktail couture and bandhgala suits.. lehengas and saris crafted with ancient weaves like Dhonekhali, Nilamabari and Shantipuri. It was beautiful — lavish and rare. She's big on colors and handspun textiles. Not because it's chic but because she likes them. She's independent with a fresh outlook which is hard to come by in an era dictated by retail and peer influence. And though she isn't the only one inspired by textile revival, the kaleidoscopic looks were distinctly Jaya Misra. Chalk that up to how each ensemble captured the way weavers in Bengal's villages interlace threads on a loom and interweave yarns to make patterns—injected with a personal touch ie antique zari bootis and woven zari borders. No wonder it's a sell-out—on foreign land. Jai Ho!

— JASMEEN DUGAL

 
 
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