‘The Alternate State’ – in search of The Otherness – Anahita Kayan
The irregularity of handmade artisanal clothing is a metaphor for the playful yet elegant spirit, where geometry, history, nature and fantasy intersect and overlap, but which only truly reveal themselves to the observer. The event was an initiative to allow the individual to discover the beauty of lost indian craftsmanship and hence begin their journey to The Otherness: a state of being one with art and individuality.
Address: The Space at 9/2, 54 Chowringhee road, Calcutta.
BlabberCat selected a summer special tie-and-dye and clamping technique kurta. Keeping the Kolkata palate in mind this was a reminder that we have an abundance of high-end fashion casual wear and not just bridal options.
Divya Sheth’s light weight lehenga with hand-crafted tassels and gota patti work was applaudable. The tones were subdued to come across mellow and neutral but had generous dose of vibrancy in the cutwork blouse and garden life patterns. We also noticed shards of safari world in the military green dress with recycled hand-stitched embellishments. The natural-dyes and fabrics used for the collection gathered a lot of salutations from the city stopping and gazing at the display in awe.
(Pic courtesy ‘The Space at 9/2)