Three pop-ups that celebrate heritage crafts come to the city
Stock up on shoes, jewellery, chikankari garments and more
A quick look through Pause for a Cause’s Facebook page is enough to lure those looking for offbeat
fashion finds, to their events, what with a line-up of brands like Vraj:Bhoomi, Maati Crafts, Flames of The Forest and Neelgar by Kamaldeep. The market which travels to cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi, comes to Bengaluru for its monsoon edition with a curated list of labels that make contemporary garments and accessories with a distinct Indian touch.
“Everything that is sold at Pause for a Cause is authentic, earthy and as natural as possible. The curation is also done mindfully. For instance, our Delhi shows have heavier silks and cottons as their winters are much harsher than Bengaluru. For the South Indian city, we go easy on bling and loud colours, as comp-
ared to our events in Delhi,” explains Sankalita Das, from Secure Giving Events, the organisation that organises the pop-up. Those who have a weakness for bandhani, shibori and block prints must make a stop at the stall by Ahmedabad-based Neelgar. Maati Crafts from Mumbai will stock everything from anarkalis and kurtas inspired by the Mughal era. Jodhpur’s Gulmohar by Pooja Newton offers organic and mulmul cotton with hand-block prints and gota patti — a Rajasthani embroidery technique.
Entry free. June 28-30. At Chitra Kala Parishat, Kumara Krupa Road. Details: facebook.com/PAUSEforaCAUSEexhibition
Those with a yen for exquisitely crafted leather shoes must make a beeline for home decor store Address Home’s pop-up, which will showcase the latest collection by Oceedee. The shoes are handcrafted from Italian and Indian leather. Our pick is the Matilda, a pair of smoking slippers crafted with patent leather and suede. Apart from the Delhi-based brand, the event will also feature the resort wear label Verandah by Anjali Patel. Think vibrant prints, solid colours and relaxed silhouettes.
Entry free. Today. At Lavelle Road. Details: 22227111
Promoting local artisans and enabling them to support themselves is the brand Tanzeb which specialises in chikankari garments. Lucknow-based Tanzeb pops up at The Ants Store, which is known to focus on all things handmade. The collection that will be presented is Mahwish, which uses the moon as inspiration.
Entry free. Saturday and Sunday. At Indira Nagar. Details: 41715639