Kolkata designer Saroj Jalan to launch her collection Banji inspired by gypsies at LFW’19 this Sunday
The Kolkata couturier who firmly believes in the fine marriage of craftsmanship and art with heritage has woven the subtle nuances of history and legacy to recreate a bridal couture collection for today’s modern Indian. For the free-spirited yet rooted bride, Saroj Jalan’s collection Banji that will be showcased at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Autumn/Winter 2019 Edition, is inspired from the Roma Gypsy” and the Banjara women from India’s most colourful community.
Talking about the collection Jalan, whose 22-year-old eponymous label is a one-stop solution for seamless luxuriant shopping, says, “The idea is to create a gypsy modern look via elegantly layered tailored pieces with a fitted waistline and flared hems. The collection is constructed with an array of rich fabrics brought to life using crafts and embroideries from various parts of India. I have included innovative pieces of textiles like bandhej coupled with the Rajasthani dori work encapsulated in the beauty of Kashmiri Shikarga beholding the bold tenacity of appliqué and the serenity of the Gulmarg tree patterns.”
Adding further she says, “My artists have used stones, beads in our work to form layouts that challenge the idea of textiles being curetted. The line incorporates fluid panelled skirts, as an ode to our traditional lehengas. The statement embroidered coats, with multi-materialss and panelled belts.”
The ensembles thus comprise of corseted blouses, anarkalis, sarees, making it a go-to couture wear for brides.