our handwriting [Buy]5/13/2013 1:29:23 PM
our handwriting On the banks of the Ganga was born Ritu Kumar's love for the fabrics of India. It's been a journey down that stream of consciousness for her into discovering India's identity through its textiles, she tells BHUMIKA K. In Serampore, on the banks of the Ganga across Calcutta, were the remnants of a little Dutch colony, where in 1966, Ritu Kumar started reviving block prints on silk. The fabric from this little colony had always been exported abroad, before India gained independence. that time I don think I was doing anything but revival was a place of memories and emptiness and nothing much else, she recalls, dismissing conventional notions of a fashion designer as we understand now. Often referred to as India first fashion designer post-Independence, Ritu Kumar traces the thread of her journey from Serampore to having boutiques in cities like Surat today. She pioneered the boutique concept in India, setting up her first way back in 1969 in Delhi. She has just been awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution to world of textile and fashion a first again in the history of India that someone from this field has been extended the honour. it an award we largely associate with arts with classical roots theatre, music, fine art. So initially I thought it was a mistake when I heard of it! I still not sure what exactly I been given the award for, but I would understand that it for the social-work nature of textile revival would be sceptical if it were an award only for fashion, she crisply surmises and smiles. my work is recognising the fabric and its ethos in India; it not an award only for me but significantly recognises the importance of the textile industry in the county. was so much to discover were as many as seven schools of printing in India that date back hundreds of years. What I saw at Serampore made me want to study it more. I started off with trying to understand how we pattern fabric. That it went on to become a sari or a blouse was immaterial to me at that time. Ours was a generation that was enthused with huge amounts of patriotism. In that sense, we are the Children as such. Research and authentic Indian traditional textiles have been her forte. Elaborate documentation has also found expression in her book Costumes and Textiles of Royal India. She abhors the uninteresting uniformity that most countries have degenerated into when it comes to their clothing, including textile-history-rich countries like China. every country in the world, most textile industries have become Euro-centric. With India borders opening up, we too have a large presence of such industries. What heartening is there is an equally strong indigenous presence of textiles of our own. Our aesthetics are deeply rooted look at what cotton does to us! It our sense of identity. Indian fabric has its own handwriting. When you say Indian identity, you don think an LBD; you think fuchsia and gold, she reiterates. Ritu latest store in the town of Surat one would thing, hardly the place for an ace designer to be. She refutes any misconceptions one may have about metros and large cities being hubs of fashionable India. fourth ever store was in Amritsar way back in 1975 a myth that small-town India doesn understand clothing. They not devoid of clothing just because there no designer there! We should not make the mistake sitting in our fashion weeks thinking they are the be all and end all of fashion in India. Ritu also pointedly says how in the sari mills in Surat, almost 2,000 saris are produced every shift in each mill, and how designs get copied overnight. one must also accept they are popularising the aesthetics of the Kanchivaram, the Patola of Gujarat, the Butis of Jaipur are a fashion miracle. when I found a need to convey this discovery through a product people could buy. By the 80s and 90s, the industry was visibly glamorous. Before that it was a good 20 years of only hard work. She also says she had a lucky stroke when an Australian lady walked into her 240 square foot workspace when she started out and placed her first export order. was able to strike a balance I did what the market demanded for Europe and concentrated on my research here! Ritu never fails to reiterate that India textile heritage and fashion are intrinsically linked to our culture. West looks at fashion as a commercial product while in India it still a cultural product. Bringing things back full circle, Ritu Kumar talks of how cyclically, India should re-establish itself as a centre of excellence for the export of textiles. have 16 million craftsmen regularly practising their inherited skills.
Jeans Fashion Of Autumn [Shop]5/13/2013 1:24:22 PM
Jeans Fashion Of Autumn Jeans have long ago become a uniform of everyone. And if women sometimes get distracted by skirts and dresses, men tend to wear custom jeans practically every day. Lets have a look on the latest trends of mens jeans fashion. The key words of this season are pragmatism and style, which enables new models of jeans for men to appear. Here is a review of autumn-winter collections by some of world jeans brands. One of the most popular denim brands Gap presented its classical jeans line including an Authentic Fit model. It could be easily called an implementation of the best traditions in mens denim wear. These jeans are straight, dark and are able to become the basis of each modern mans style. Besides they are really all-purpose and one can wear them everywhere. Nudie presented several new models of jeans for men with modern cut and vintage furnishing. A straight silhouette of the models will suit mostly men with V-figure type. This autumn Nudie experiments with eclectics, and the best accessories for the brands jeans collection are probably tennis, fashionable sunglasses, double-breasted jackets and topcoats. As you have probably already noticed, one of the key trends of the new season are vintage jeans and worn denim. Kicking Mule jeans brand also takes advantage of this tendency. The company presents straight jeans with relaxed silhouette, emphasizing liability to aspirations for freedom. Classical Western jeans style is best of all combined with a checked shirt and a pair of heavy boots. Another key trend of the season are custom skinny jeans for men. Even superskinny, I am tempted to say. However creations of Joes Jeans customized denim brand demonstrate quite the opposite. Perhaps that is why these jeans are called Joes Rebel. They are relaxed, of dark blue color and tend to become part of casual wear. Such jeans could be worn with white or bright t-shirts and sports jackets. One more casual jeans model Kelvin jeans by WeSC, characterized by a relaxed top and a little bit tighter bottom, reminding us of a grunge style of the 1990s. These jeans can be easily worn both with shirts and blazers. Those who prefer business style to casual would probably welcome Reelack 88Z jeans model by Diesel. Classical indigo color, comfortable pockets and an elegant cut make these jeans to a hit of the new season. And combined with modern tweeds, leather shoes and a leather bag they will undoubtedly transform their owner into a real gentleman. Levis demonstrates custom tailored jeans suitable for men with a long upper torso. Levis 507 model with leg twist is quite tight, of a calm dark shade, very elegant and is highly competitive with classical business-like trousers. The most common and important clothing accessory in winter wardrobe is leather jacket. If any person wants to buy designer leather jacket for men then he should apply few . Each watch piece of Rolex is a master piece in itself made out of unique designs that stands out from the rest of the watches using valuable stones like gold, platinu . Every enjoy section of Rolex is usually a grasp part in itself created from special styles of which stands out from all of those other watches using precious peb . Designer business suits are those special business suits that are made by well known designers and have something special to them. This .