This designer use rose, jamun, marigold and more for her designs
She describes her scarves as wrapping a piece of nature around you. Perhaps with a touch of rose, jamun and marigold, wine, vinegar, tea, indigo and iron water. Sounds magical, doesn't it? Rang Rez by designer Renu Gupta is nothing short of that. Her exclusive eco-printing and dyed collection entitled Symphony of Nature includes tunics, hand embroidered jackets, scarves and fabric - all eco-printed and in a limited edition of about 50-60 pieces for this collection.From capturing flora onto fabric to mastering eco-printing, Renu Gupta is revolutionising 'green' fashion.
"Each product is hand made and eco printed," says the designer. "The printing and dyeing use all natural dyes, plants, leaves and flowers. Nature if my inspiration and the usage of these natural components add even more gravitas to my art form." Eco printing is all organic, a natural process where dried plants are enclosed in textiles, bundled by winding over rods or stacked in layers and then steamed or immersed in hot water to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes. Prints with colours and forms both clearly define and attractively diffuse in this process. Renu does all her prints herself at her studio.
After studying art at the College of Art and Design in Ohio, the 62-year-old took up several printing and dyeing courses. She refined the art of eco-printing through several years of study and experimentation. She soon mastered the art of working with Maple, oak, sumac, Virginia Creeper and eucalyptus - all on silk. She has a natural inclination for coaxing colour and prints from leaves and flowers to tell a story of her own. Complementing Renu Gupta's designs, the exhibition will also see Delhi-based ceramist Tanuja Jain showcasing her collection of ethereal indoor pieces.