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Freshly passed out from the Textile Design discipline at National Institute of Design, India, I have a keen knack for deconstruction and the 'busy-ness' and subtlety in the imperfect and uneven. Applying the techniques of weaving, dyeing, printing, and often combining them to create something 'different' has always been a driving force.
The five and a half month long project at Weavers Studio was focused primarily towards contemporary and commercially viable woven textiles, exploring various yarns, weaving techniques, textures, concepts and looks based on specific market studies, colour trends, season preferences, etc.
The collective work generated during the tenure can be further subdivided into four projects, which are as follows:
a. A collection of stoles for Autumn Winter 2013-14 for the Japanese market
b. A collection of Plain and Twill woven Silk saris woven in Bhagalpur in collaboration with Berozgaar Mahila Kalyan Samiti
c. A collection of eclectic Dupattas for the domestic market aimed at the quintessential Indian woman in the festive season
d. A small collection of Khadi cotton stoles for Autumn Winter 2013-14 for the Japanese market
A three month internship at one of India's highly respected design labels, Abraham and Thakore allowed me to work on projects which involved weaving, block printing and embroidery.
The first project was a range of Ikat saris that had to be woven from Orissa in collaboration with Ms. Rta Kapur Chishti. The colours were decided upon by strictly adhering to the brand's Autumn Winter '12 colour palette.
A range of Maheshwari saris was also developed for the Autumn Winter '12 collection for the Abraham and Thakore flagship stores.
A collection of surfaces, based on gibberish and scribbles as a concept, was developed for their Home textile collection.
A print project taking inspiration from the mud and cane three dimensional painting done by the inhabitants of Puhputra village, Chhattisgarh, India