Amity Students: Combining The Artistry of Chikankari & Ajrakh for Fashion Week.

The collection named ‘Kashish’ which means ‘Attraction’ in Urdu was presented at The Bombay Times Fashion Week by Divya Karan and Ankita Aggarwal, 3rd year Fashion Design students of ASFDT.

The designers used fabrics that displayed femininity as well as boldness of the wearer.  Kashish brought out the inner beauty of the wearer, making her feel empowered, supreme yet graceful.

The use of delicately hand embroidered Chikankari on georgette by a group of five rural women as a legacy of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh was coupled with hand printed, Indigo and Madder dyed Ajrakh, an art from the state of Gujarat.

This extraordinary combination of Ajrakh and Chikankari transforms our love for Traditional Indian Textiles in high street fashion with contemporary silhouettes. Through this collection we have tried to bring out the fact that high street fashion can also be worn without losing our traditionality and the customs. Kashish makes the wearer feel attached to their states and spreads social connectivity among the states.

– Designers Divya Karan & Ankita Aggarwal

Both, the fabrics and the designs, brought out the theme of ‘traditional Indian textiles with a contemporary silhouette’ creatively, yet gracefully.


Authors:
Divya Karan 
3rd Year, Fashion Design
Ankita Aggarwal
3rd Year, Fashion Design

Editors:
Prarthana Kapadia
3rd Year, Fashion Design
Shalini Mohanty
Assistant Professor, ASFDT

Graphic Designer:
Prarthana Kapadia
3rd Year, Fashion Design

Photographers:
Andrew Jospeh
2nd Year, Masters in Fashion Design
Photography Team,
Amity University Mumbai.

Special thanks to:
Tanveer Khan Photography.

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