A summer affair: Kanakavalli promises a delightful mix of breezy fabrics and easy-to-wear-drapes
In a move away from a legacy of housing the traditional weaves from Kanchipuram, the Summer Fest pop-up at Kanakavalli promises a delightful mix of breezy fabrics, easy-to-wear-drapes and a bright summer colour palette of hazel, blue, yellow, pink and green. Also, in the city for the three-day pop-up is the curator of the brand, Ahalya S.
Handpicked pieces from weavers in Bengal, the collection includes saris and fabric lengths for blouses. “The collection is aimed at making the sari more approachable, comfortable and easy to drape,” begins Ahalya. Suited for the summer the collection will include cotton, silk cotton and linen saris. “These are in addition to tussars, Banarasi silk and raw silk saris that take up rack space at the store.”
Straying from their traditionally employed motifs of peacocks and paisley, the patterns includes geometric shapes, stripes, checks and colour blocks. “Keeping our language and philosophy of tradition unchanged, a contemporary design story comes through this collection.” Alongside the summer saris, Kanakavalli has also introduced a collection titled K:929 that aims at creating a day to evening Kanjivaram look. With subtle zari and embellishments, the bold geometric layout of the classic Kanjivaram comes into focus. “The non-traditional blouses in the collection's complement the feeling of modernity that is essential to the K:929 collective”
Rs 4,000 upwards. From March 9 to 11.