Fashion | Khadi

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Photographed by Rafique Sayed
Published: Volume 19, Issue 9, August-September, 2011
What started as India’s subversive sartorial statement, pioneered by Mahatma Gandhi, has become an everyday staple of all Indian wardrobes. Retaining the original ‘handspun and handwoven’ ethos of the fabric, designers step away from the ‘crafts emporium’ aesthetic and explore an alternative route

Make-up and hair courtesy: Namrata Soni.
Model courtesy: Esha Gupta.

L: Handwoven column dress with ‘rope’ detail, by Arjun Saluja, for Rishta, new delhi. Divided toe boots, from 11.11 by CellDSGN, New Delhi.
R: Long dress with 3-D cowls and tassels, by Kallol Datta 1955, Kolkata. Nylon high heel booties, from Fendi, New Delhi.

Resham embroidered organza jacket and stretch leggings, by Jaya Rathore, Kolkata.

L: Slub silk low crotch trousers, cropped top and hooded bolero, all by Sangita Kathiwada, for Melange, Mumbai. Laser-cut suede booties, from Adolfo Dominguez, New Delhi.
R: draped shawl-jacket, trousers, and boots, all from 11.11 by CellDSGN, New Delhi. Braided hairpieces, by James Ferreira, Mumbai.

Ombré shaded gown with peacock feather shoulder embellishment, by Gayatri Khanna, Mumbai.

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