Payal Khandwala's limited edition colour-blocked jamdani saris are niche and relevant
Sustainable Fashion Day at Lakme Fashion Week this year featured a special project called ‘All About India which focused on designer and cluster collaborations to revive crafts and thereby livelihoods that are impacted by the pandemic. A curated showcase of 6 designers marked the commencement of this line-up and Payal Khandwala's limited edition jamdani saris woven by hand in silk stole the show.
The main idea of the 10-sari lineup was to rethink a skill in a contemporary context. For the All About India project, designers have re-imagined the exploration of traditional handicrafts like, Block prints, Ikkat, Katwa & Linen weaving, Brocade, Jamdani, and Shibori. Khandwala's jamdani saris are woven in her signature colour-blocked silks, the scale of the traditional motifs which are typically smaller, either floral or geometric, were redesigned to be exaggerated and graphic.
The series of handwoven jamdani saris is limited to just 10 saris one in each colour and will be exclusively available at Kala Ghoda flagship store