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Khadi fashion show steals hearts of one and all

23
Mar '11
A fashion show solely showcasing khadi cotton and silk textiles clothing stole the hearts of the khadi lovers in the city of Ahmedabad. The fashion show was hosted at the 'Khadi Utsav', an exhibition of khadi textiles and garments.

Ahmedabad is playing host to a month long 'Khadi Utsav' in which more than 273 stalls have been set up, displaying khadi products from across various states of India. The fair which began on March 6 will run till April 6, 2011.

The concept of khadi textiles is synonymous with the father of the nation – Mahatma Gandhi. Khadi textiles were the driving force which united India in the movement to secure independence and in order to achieve self reliance in textile fabrics.

Today khadi institutions are producing good quality fabrics and in turn providing economic independence to the lowest strata of society, who are involved in the spinning and weaving activities of producing khadi fabrics.

According to Mr Anupam Mazumdar – a well known textile designer and consultant and some one who has been closely associated with handloom weavers of khadi fabrics, “The biggest advantage of wearing khadi textiles is that it carries the lowest carbon footprint among all textiles, which makes it a sustainable fabric”.

Mr Mazumdar conceptualized and directed the fashion show. He is also credited with designing the stole worn by the medal winners at the Commonwealth games held in India in 2010.

The fashion designers who partook in the fashion show included; Barsha Dutta, who runs a clothing brand in the name of “Brishti”, Rupal Majumdar who has a boutique called “Rupal's” and finally Rutu Patel of “Rutu's”.

Barsha Dutta presented pieces of western apparel designed from khadi fabrics. Rupal Majumdar too showcased her collection of ethnic garments and Rutu Patel presented an Indo-western fusion clothing collection.

The models totaling to around 20, showcased clothing made from shimmering silks and 100 percent pure cotton khadi fabrics.

Another highlight of the show was a fusion dance presented by young teenagers in between the fashion sequences.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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