New Delhi: Fabindia, India’s largest lifestyle retail brand, announces the launch of Indian Spring, the fresh new Chikankari collection. Timeless, versatile and handcrafted the new range seamlessly blends the modern and the classic to appeal to present-day fashion connoisseurs.
The latest Chikankari collection consists of designs that are comprised of chikankari mixed with techniques like Mukesh and Khari. The palette features shades of ivory and beige juxtaposed with pastel hues for the summer in cool shades of light blue, mint, and coral.
Apart from luxurious Kota weaves and handwoven Chanderi, the collection also includes mull cotton and cambric. The fusion of vintage floral designs with royal geometric motifs creates everyday pieces which are high on quality and rich in craftsmanship.
The highly skilled and elaborate hand embroidery technique of Chikankari renders ornate motifs that are floral or geometric with attention to detail, lending it gossamer-like quality.
The method of creating a unique chikankari garment involves a series of processes from cutting, stitching to printing, embroidery, washing, and finishing which takes approximately about one to six months. Consisting predominantly of women, the artisans go through a process of Chikankari that is extremely intensive, demanding and long.
The Indian Spring collection treats familiar silhouettes and fabrics with restraint and precision but also with freshness. Cotton dresses, anarkalis, and straight cut kurtas, shirts for men and various other styles have been delicately embroidered to let you beat the heat in style.