May 23, 2019


ZUHUR – CURATOR – JDADA2019 “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed” —- Mahatma Gandhi —- Designers Diana Philip and Anisha Tharika’s collection “Zuhur” was inspired by the Mughal architecture which was intricate, opulent and an artistic marvel. The collection integrates the delicate craft of Chikankari to showcase the...
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PAITE – CURATOR – JDADA2019 “I want our culture to be alive in modern clothing. Our native culture is not only in the past or the museums but it can be anywhere.” —- KIM PICARD —- Designer Katrie Ching and Puja Chavan’s collection “Paite” means “a group of people marching” and is a line of...
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ENTHRALL – CURATOR – JDADA2019 “Buy less, choose well, make it last. Quality rather than quantity: That is true sustainability. If people only bought beautiful things rather than rubbish, we wouldn’t have climate change!” —- VIVIENNE WESTWOOD —- Designers Purnima Yashankar and Swathi Reddy created a line of contemporary Indian capsule collection called “Enthrall” which...
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THE UNFOLD MYSTIQUE – CURATOR – JDADA2019 “The details are not the details. They make the design.” —- CHARLES EAMES —- Designer Pooja Malik S’s collection, “The Unfold Mystique” is derived from the word Unfold – to open out something that was folded and Mystique – the quality of hidden or secret characteristics that makes...
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RYBIE LUSKI – CURATOR – JDADA2019 “But out of limitations, comes creativity.” —- DEBBIE ALLEN —- Designer Jagdish K’s collection Rybie Luski in Polish means fish scales and was a line of innovative evening wear for women which used fish scales as an element in the design. Ideally pearls and shells are the only elements...
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NARAVASTRA – CURATOR – JDADA2019 “As consumers we have such power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy.” —- EMMA WATSON —- Designer Aishwarya Hemachandra’s collection “Naravastra” was created using banana cotton. Due to the less consumption of water by the banana plant, the sturdiness of its fibres and bio-degradable...
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CONSE-CREATE – CURATOR – JDADA2019 “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.” —- Annie Leonard —- Designer Divya Sunil’s collection ‘Conse-Create” was inspired by the sacred threads known as mouli/kalava/charadu worn at the beginning of a religious ceremony. However, the threads are worn for duration of...
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BELLAMIRA – CURATOR – JDADA2019 “Don’t be like the rest of them darling” —- COCO CHANEL —- Designer Sandra Ajay Kumar’s collection “Bellamira” is derived from the Latin terms bella (means beautiful) and mira (means wondrous). The collection has been inspired by the fashion and aesthetic of pastel goth that originated on tumblr in late 2010....
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ERUDITE – CURATOR – JDADA2019 “For me, fashion is an expression of art that is very closely related to both me and to my body. I see it as an expression of identity combined with desire, moods and a cultural setting.” —- Iris van Herpen —- Designer Khushi Prasad’s collection “Erudite” means culture and draws...
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