Drawing inspiration from the traditional arts like thangka scrolls, Ganjifa and Khovar, the new autumn-winter collection ‘Kalp Haat’ by Fashion house Saundh infuses the folksy feel in dresses by integrating bold digital prints in its range.
The fashion house’s autumn-winter collection introduces a inviting range of clothing imbued with digital iterations of classic motifs, surface ornamentation, traditional embroideries and handcrafted embellishments.
According to Sarabjeet Saluja, chief executive-founder,” ‘Kalp Haat is dedicated to our rich artistic heritage retold as print stories in contemporary silhouettes.”
Reflecting the grandeur of the ‘darbars’ in vivid tones, the ‘Ganjifa’ collection features digitally printed motifs inspired by the traditional hand-painting and microscopic detailing on the card game. Ganjifa was once a favoured pastime of the royals. Ganjifa foretells the future and perhaps, turns the wheel of fortune. The timeless silhouettes feature digitally printed motifs inspired by the traditional hand-painting and microscopic detailing on the cards.
Named after the Buddhist art form ‘thangka’ (pictorial religious scrolls), which were often hand-painted with mineral colours and gold dust, embroidered or applique, this collection includes anarkalis and long suits. Motifs and patterns are rendered on silks, with dabka and pearl embellishments adding to the charm.
Another ‘Khovar’ collection celebrates an art that was traditionally for decorating the marriage chamber of the bride and groom. It usually depicts the animals and plants of neighboring forests and valleys. The collection brings out the art in bold digital prints highlighted with delicate mirror work and thread work.
Images from Saundh