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Cause with a touch of glamour

Cause with a touch of glamour
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Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty inaugurated the two-day exhibition ‘Araaish’ at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad on Wednesday. The fundraising fashion expo is...

Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty inaugurated the two-day exhibition ‘Araaish’ at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad on Wednesday. The fundraising fashion expo is being organised by ‘Save The Children India’.

Over the years, Araaish has held exhibitions in various Indian cities such as Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai and also in international destinations like Dubai. Araaish also has a ‘Save The Children India’ stall, which exhibits beautifully designed hand-crafted products like bags, cushion covers and potlis made by less fortunate, young female beneficiaries of Save The Children India’s vocational training project.

“Araaish was started as a tribute to my late mother, Vipula Kadri. It is a perfect blend of the worlds of glamour and philanthropy, and will go a long way in enriching the lives of women and children who are less fortunate,” says Mana Shetty, trustee of ‘Save The Children India’.

Designers speak
Many designers from across the country are showcasing their works at the exhibition. Pondicherry-based designer Anita sharing about her stall says, “We are showcasing Erwani, Tulasi, luna, pallavi, aarnavi, wrap skirt and Jessica.

Erwani is my favourite handloom it is hand woven cotton set with a temple border weave and it adds class to any wardrobe. Our speciality is we recycle many clothes in our studio and reduce the wastage. After recycling, we start working on it. Our designs are made from natural indigo.”

Dimple Chaula of ‘Pechani’ has the Lucknow Chikan style pieces. “We have pieces with heavy embroidery on cotton cloths, which are well-known to all chikan lovers. Any college going or working women love wearing these. These can be dyed to the colour of your choice.”

Swathi Goradia, designer of ‘Sartorial’ informs, “We have western and Indian outfits those are easy breezy fabric, hand-crafted clothing, which is done by draped cutting patterns. We have given symmetrical cuts and gaps in crop tops, tunics, kurtis and long suits.

The crop top look is all about these botanical motifs. It features strappy sleeves with scalloped edge detailing and a zipper fastening at the back.” Other designers included Roha, Dines Makali, Surchitra’s Mumbai, Surbhi Shah Jaipur, Shimmer, Jamila/Seema and Mahi.

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