PETA-award winner Purvi Doshi is bringing two of her collections to Hyderabad on January 30
Creating runway-worthy numbers need not necessarily have to be at the cost of the environment. And that is the design philosophy Ahmedabad-based couturier Purvi Doshi has followed for the longest time. So khadi enthusiasts from the city will be happy to know that the PETA India’s Compassionate Designer award winner will be showcasing two of her collections here on January 30 for Fashion Yatra exhibition at Taj Krishna.
The first one, Co-existence, was conceived to depict a desired harmony between the human beings and the eco-system. Staying true to the theme, one can see playful motifs all over the short dresses and skirts from this collection — imagine floral details with pandas, flamingos, towering giraffes and birds. “The outfits are crafted from handspun khadi and with mirror-studded aari embroidery,” informs the designer. Short dresses with capes, crop tops with skirts in pastel shades. Her second collection, Sugar Cotton Wool, comprises versatile separates that use kala cotton sourced from Bhuj, Rann of Kutch. It is spun into a fabric by applying three extra wefts of the Kutch weave. “I imagined this collection as an ode to the weavers and candy fabric spinners whose work is used to tell this story,” shares Purvi.
The kala cotton, she informs, is available in Kutch and it supports the local weavers. Also, the fabric works adapts to temperature changes. One can notice asymmetrical silhouettes, crisp pleats and candy-striped garments dusted with tassels in the ivory-hued outfits from this collection, the highlight being its easy fit dresses with collars. “While both the collections are different in themselves, the common thing between both is that they are timeless creations,” says the designer, who has dressed A-listers like Taapsee Pannu and Shilpa Shetty in the recent times.
Rs 7,000 onwards.