Ahmedabad-based label Dyelogue to showcase a new bridal collection at Istara’s latest pop-up
The Bohemian Bandhni will combine traditional lehengas with marodi and Bandhni work
Dyelogue, an Ahmedabad-based label headed by Rachita Parekh, which is known for creating resort wear in traditional Bandhani print, is coming to Kolkata this month, with a new bridal collection in mashru, gajji, and Patan Patola fabrics. The pop-up at Istara called The Bohemian Bandhni will showcase the bridal collection, as well as the latest collection of contemporary resort and prêt wear.
Rachita was an economics student, who developed a fondness for the culture and history of Gujarat, during several of the field trips she undertook as a student. It not only made a keen observer of life around you, but also inspired most of her designs.
The label uses fine Bandhni work, which is different from the Rajasthani version, along with marodi embroidery in a unique combination of colours, such as red and black, blue and red, along with the traditional reds, oranges and blues. There are typical bridal lehengas too, with peacocks and sunflowers patterns, along with contemporary prêt wear like shrugs and kaftans.
Aabha, a traditional garment with characteristic Bandhani designs and embroidery is another specialty of Dyelogue, as they fuse tradition with contemporary styles and revive the cultural roots of Gujarat. “Every Gujarati will have an Aabha in their trousseau, which is similar to having a Patan Patola sari. It’s an heirloom which does not age and traditionally, red and black is the most popular combination,” Rachita says.
“But this time we have experimented with Benarasi and Chikan textiles too and have tried to revive the age-old designs like the raas garba,” she adds.
“We have been experimenting and learning on the job for the last few years. Hopefully you will see us with more interesting designs in future,” says the young couturier, who occasionally stocks at Bombaim.
The Bohemian Bandhni.At Istara. June 28-29. 11 am onwards