Three indie labels pop up at Raintree this weekend
In a country blessed with an inexhaustible list of crafts, each one more unique than the last and
quite ingenious at that, one does not really need an excuse to celebrate and invest in beautifully created products. Today, three labels will showcase their latest collections for those looking for offbeat finds. Here’s what to expect:
Known for their handcrafted bags, wallets and clutches fashioned out of upcycled leather, Chiaro-scuro by Smriti Sain is a Delhi-based label that strongly believes in ensuring each of their products are made by a single artis-an, and not mass produced. Smriti will showcase some of the brand’s most classic designs, such as the Stella — a spacious messenger-style bag made with vintage leather, and the Scottie, another roomy number crafted from dyed and milled leather.
The Revival Project
Putting Indian fabrics in the spotlight is The Revival Project by Preeti Raja, with dresses, trousers and tunics stitched from gamcha, handwoven cotton saris and dhotis. The Mumbai label will bring down its latest collection of outfits made from kora cotton.
Paarisha by Chinanshu
The Bengaluru-based label by designer Chinanshu Sharma is an all-woman company that promotes ethical and sustainable fashion. Their expertise lies in jewellery and that’s what they’ll be bringing to the popup. The Hai Collection is made of African bark cloth, in beige and brown tones and is finished with cotton chords, cowri shells, pompoms and glass beads. The Wild Things line is bold in comparison and is by tribal cultures of India. It uses Kullu weaves and oxidised metal.
Today and tomorrow. At Raintree, Sankey Road. Details: 22340365