Penned with Passion

Hey dear Fashion Enthusiasts,

Tale of a Trend is all set to take off to next destination i.e. Kalamkari! Stay glued to your seats and enjoy this pleasurable journey of craftitude with us! The elegant ensembles for this theme have been curated by students of Fashion Design and Technology  Department, JCC, Rohini under the mentorship of Ms. Renu Malik  (Head of the Department).

In this post, let’s explore the everlasting allure of this ancient art form of Andhra Pradesh, that encapsulates storytelling through painting on textiles. The word Kalamkari has its origin in Persian words qalam (pen) and kari (craftsmanship). This exquisite hand painted or block printed traditional cotton textile is crafted with vegetable dyes.

Shrikalahasti and Masulipatnam are two towns exhibiting different style forms of this handcrafted luxury.  Shrikalahasti narrates religious and mythological stories while Masulipatnam echoes secular philosophy and endorses narratives inspired from nature like tree of life, flowers, peacocks etc.

So dear readers, get ready to gaze this timeless tale of tradition in contemporary styling!

1. The Golden Veil Vixen

This outfit revolutionises the Kalamkari masterpiece for a modern era working girl.  The artistic layered lehnga paired with plain black corset top and traditional pleated dupatta  is purely an example of cultural sustainability. The painted peplum style layer over the plain black lehnga skirt is absolutely eye appealing with perfect blend of harmony and uniqueness. You can carry this enthralling ensemble in any of your cultural soirees or influencer’s meet and then count on the starry stares.

Model- Kirti Bhartiya

2. The Glided Goddess

This saree style attire is a perfect tribute to traditional textiles vibed with a modern accent. Draped Kalamkari saree teamed up with peplum style shrug and U neck top is just a go to outfit for all your conferences, conclaves, business and cultural meetups.  This multifaceted costume is tailored according to the design demands of millennials  and gen Z both.  Dear readers, get inspired and make it a trendsetter of the season.

Model- Mahima

3. The Aurous Diva

This asymmetrical silhouette style is crafted  just to elevate the glow of our girl with a golden heart.  Follow the bandwagon and add it to your classy closet to rock on the tradition with contemporary twist.  The asymmetrical one piece dress paired with plain pants and painted sleeveless shrug is a perfect combination for your casual as well as cultural gatherings. I’m sure this radiating Kalamkari hemline is catching a lot of your attention. Keep gazing gals and keep admiring!!

Model- Bhumi Malhotra

4. The Shimmering Shehzadi

Our gorgeous and glamorous girl is endorsing exquisite Kalamkari Gharara set. The outfit is an enormous effort by the designer towards the revival of vintage textile and historic  silhouette . The crew neck top with Kalamkari applique motifs is truly an embodiment of clean, crisp and luxury design. While the gathered kalamkari detailing of gharara is definitely a feast to the eyes.  And I think, this outfit is just good to go for all  occasions. Just play with a few accessories to keep up your glam game and style quotient.

Model- Sezal Thukral

Embracing the Fashion Friendship bond- Bhumi and Sezal

5. The Golden Glowy Girl

The gleamy and glittery beauty is here to swoon you with the admiring asymmetrical style statement. This solid straight  silhouette in pant style on one side perfectly compliments painted flared skirt silhouette on the other side. Dare to go bold? Try this silhouette and endorse traditional textiles with trendy vibe!

Model- Kanishka Singh

Vibing with her own peer mate and its picture perfect!

6. The Midnight Maharani

Our showstopper is showcasing the luxury art with her luxury looks and the crown! Afterall, the title ‘Maharani’ needs to be justified!! The traditional kurta with wavy hemline teamed up with Kalamkari waist coat in v cut hemline is exhibiting  power and passion with the heritage art. Are you also ready to rule the ramp? Then this power dressing style with treasured Indian textile is just a must. Add on some oxidised bangles to emphasise the feminity of queen.

Model- Muskaan Sachdeva

That’s all for this post! Hope you all liked this beautiful black and beige Kalamkari Collection designed by Fashion Design and Technology Department, JCC, Rohini.

See you soon with more culture rich and fashion savy content. Till then stay safe, stay fashionable!

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The Trendy Team

Hosted and Conceptualised by Mehak Gulati

Designer- Fashion Design and Technology Department, JCC, Rohini

Event Manager- Pranjal Shivhare

Make up artists- Priya Jethi, Alisha and Bhumi Malhotra

Choreography- Mehak Gulati 

Music- Karuna Malik

Venue- Welcomhotel by ITC hotels, Dwarka, Delhi

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