fisher woman saree south India!
Anjana did have one of my favorite collection; I just love the way she mixes new and old!
A well deserved applause for her!
Today and Monday are Independence Days for Pakistan and India, respectively. This wire service photograph was used in an American newspaper on October 6, 1947, three weeks afterwards. I found the image on ebay and knew I would use it for my next post. One girl wears salwar with a floral kameez, the other a plain white saree with a coloured border. Her blouse has little cap sleeves and a round neckline, embellished with a line of embroidery or print and she has just one narrow bangle on each arm. “Less is more” can be taken as a symbol of whatever one chooses, but I think it’s proof that utterly simple beauty transcends almost everything.
Only Gandhi’s name was on the photo, though most of those around him may be identifiable. However, I prefer the group’s anonymity as representatives of the past, the history of a turbulent era and great hopes for a better future. Of course we are that future, and I needn’t ask the obvious rhetorical question, but I will. Are things better now?
Oh yes - many things have improved! Now if everybody on our planet could please work together to help make it less turbulent….
Inspiration: The designer’s favourite photographs translated into clothes
Silhouettes: Sarees, Boleros, Heavily embellished raglan sleeve jackets, Overcoats, Anarkalis, Kurtas, Lehengas
Colours: Black, White, Gold, Silver, Earth tones like brown, rust, saffron, Sepia, Red, Green, Magenta
Lame, Brocade, Silk, Custom Woven Fabrics
Crystal and semi precious stone embroidery work, Digital Prints