The time period ‘patchwork’ has all the time been related to quilts that really feel like a heat hug on a chilly winter night time. The distinctive method of putting totally different items of cloth and turning it into an beautiful silhouette, patchwork has come a great distance.
An age-old method celebrated in fashionable silhouettes, patchwork has discovered its place on the earth of style with designers creating vibrant and colourful ensembles and equipment utilizing the method. Recently, Alia Bhatt celebrated the ability in her lehenga she wore for her mehendi perform. The upcycled heritage lehenga comprised of 180 coloration textile patches had been woven collectively utilizing a couture strategy of cross stitches with three tar and 6 tar anchors.
The amalgamation of one thing outdated and one thing new, Alia’s upcycled lehenga become an exquisite story of recollections created one piece at a time. Custom made by ace designer Manish Malhotra, this handwoven silk ensemble additionally featured gold zari, Banarasi brocades, jacquard, bandhani, Kachha Resham knots, and a few scraps from Alai’s earlier outfits and detailing from the designer’s archives.
Giving her daughter-in-law firm, actor Neetu Kapoor too celebrated the patchwork method in a colourful ensemble. Neetu picked a pink bandhani ghagra and mustard bandhani sari with multi coloured patchwork borders embroidered in Marodi and shirt in patchwork zardozi marodi embroidery, designed by ace couturier duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
Similarly, adorning the method in her per-wedding festivities was actor Katrina Kaif. The beautiful bride teamed her Sabyasachi multi-coloured matka silk lehenga with a patchwork shirt for her mehendi perform. Inspired by India’s regional folklore, crafts and nomadic tradition, the shirt featured hand-fringed gildings, brass sequins, and floral motifs.
With the onset of the marriage season, the method has certain caught the eye of brides and bridesmaids. While the extra colourful, the extra flamboyant the ensemble seems to be, however in case you are somebody who likes to maintain it refined, then you may go for a monochromatic or tone-on-tone patchwork detailing. Fashion designer Anita Dongre’s ivory lehenga set worn by actor Shraddha Kapoor is a timeless design to flaunt at a day wedding ceremony. Depicting wild heron towards a light-weight backdrop, this lehenga set is a masterpiece in delicate patchwork.
But why ought to ladies have all of the enjoyable, proper? Giving a contemporary twist to Indian handloom materials and utilizing it as a patchwork method with thread embroidery is ace designer Suneet Varma. A youthful look paying homage to the 70s films and music which is a large inspiration in Suneet’s work, the jacket was lately noticed on actor Shahid Kapoor. Looking suave, the jacket added a pop of coloration to Shahid’s monochromatic look.
If there’s one material that designers and types love experimenting with the patchwork method, it must be denim. From equipment to attire, denim patchwork designs have been a favourite amongst all age teams. Actor Kamal Haasan’s khadi label House of Khaddar introduced denim patchwork in co-ord units on the runway at Paris Fashion Week 2022.
They could also be small materials put collectively, however each piece tells a narrative. So, this festive season, have a good time you and your love for patchwork in up to date silhouettes with a touch of drama.