Ruchi Tripathi and Jaya Bhatt's collection Transience which is presented by Indigene is remarkable.
The duo designers share similar design qualities and thus is what makes this summer resort collection all the more pleasing to the eyes. On the ramp, you will get to see their models flaunting off age-old techniques, which strict practitioners of designs follow.
You will see an interesting twist on shirts, long pants, jackets and tops. Silhouettes are simple, modest and unpretentious with fine detailing.
The look is stylish and classic. According to the designers, they quote, "We found a way out. We retained the complicated ajrak technique but changed the motifs. Since motifs inspired by the Islamic architecture have become repetitive as they are being explored by multiple designers, we decided not to go the usual path.
We used motifs influenced by the elaborated decorated walls of Burkina Faso in Africa. African people decorate their mud houses in such an appealing way with earth, wood and straw that we were drawn to them."
So, take a look at this fabulous like, you are in for a super surprise:
The dark shaded dress is completed with an indigo coat and a colourful jute bag to match.
Patterns Are Amazing
The motifs are triangles, stripes that are geometric and linear which are used aesthetically on mud houses.
Love For Prints
Symmetric yet organic, fluid yet structured, this is where form meets fabric in subtle, unfamiliar ways.
Unlike the traditional way of using ajrak prints on heavier fabric like 30s cotton, the designers printed them on fine cotton mulmul.
Craft From Around India
Apart from ajrak prints, the designers also demonstrated their expertise on sujni, the hand embroidery craft practised in selected areas in Bihar, Bengal and Chhattisgarh.
The fine embroidery technique to create motifs and textured surfaces on the garments have made this collection a success.