The Royal Glory of handloom
Veteran designer Sailesh Singhania from Hyderabad is all set to showcase his new collection Shaahana The Royal Glory at the prestigious Lakme Fashion Week on Sunday, 3rd February at 130 pm Beautiful actress Aditi Rao Hydari will turn showstopper for Sailesh, showcasing the splendour of the legendary Queen Gulnaar, the inspiration behind designers new collection I am very happy to be walki
Veteran designer Sailesh Singhania from Hyderabad is all set to showcase his new collection “Shaahana - The Royal Glory” at the prestigious Lakme Fashion Week on Sunday, 3rd February at 1:30 pm. Beautiful actress Aditi Rao Hydari will turn showstopper for Sailesh, showcasing the splendour of the legendary Queen Gulnaar, the inspiration behind designer’s new collection. “I am very happy to be walking for Sailesh Singhania.
This is my first collaboration with him. I love his work and vision of promoting sustainable fashion through the production of hand woven textiles and weaves. He combines then with his unique sense of aesthetics,” shared actress Aditi Rao Hydari
Shaahana features a combination of age-old techniques like the Jamdani, combining it with Khadi, the fabric of our nation and embellishing it with intricate motifs inspired by modern Japanese art, thereby bringing a plethora of cultures and traditions together and culminating them into one final creation. Comprising opulent whites and enigmatic gold threads, each saree was woven painstakingly over a laborious period of over 8 to 12 months, to match the unparalleled beauty of our muse, shares the designer.
There exists in nature, a certain type of harmony, beyond the confines of human belief and within those of the spirit. The royal Banarasi silk in the collection is assiduously woven with motifs inspired by the sun and the moon, the natural forces upon which life sustains and society thrives.
The motifs embody nature and its interaction with the human race, like an orchestrated symphony of life in the weave. The colours are a celebration of summer freshness, a coalescence of opulent whites and serene neutral tones intertwined with enigmatic gold threads.
The Kanjeevaram silk sarees, that have remained a constant in every closet since the Chola and Pallava dynasty, are also revisited through this collection, celebrating the identity of the fabric with a modern outlook, tapping into its potential without tampering with its ethnicity.