A fashion show titled ‘Silks of Bihar’ was organised by Bihar State Small Industries Corporation as part of the ongoing centenary celebrations of Bihar’s statehood day.
An initiative to promote silks of Bihar, the show was a hit for lovers of this exquisite fabric. Everyone present was left in awe as designers from Bihar rolled out collections with silk kurtis, extraordinary and elegant silk sarees and enchanting gowns and graceful office wear too. It turned the place into a ‘Silk Paradise’. As the models sashayed down the ramp, eager eyes followed designs, styles, textures and colours and kept asking for more. And sequences explored creativity in the royal fabric of Tussar.
Priyal Prakash opened the show with contemporary yet traditional collection of saris and Indo-Western outfits that she calls ‘Jagruti’; while Mura Collectives, a craft based organisation to come up next, made models walk in the Shibori Silk collection crafted on Bhagalpuri silks – which had been dyed using the tie‘n’dye technique. The collection was dominated by kurtis with saris wrapped as skirts.
Tussar saris from Eco Tasar showcased indigenous designs of Bihar in an eclectic blend of modern and traditional weaves.
Ambapali – Bihar’s emporium showcased Madhubani designs on the pallus of saris woven in the original shades of Tussar. Woven by skilled craftsmen from Bihar, these saris were a departure from the norm.
Samant Chauhan’s collection brought in the international look to the luxurious fabric with evening gowns, dresses, jackets and jodhpuris, all created out of Tussar from Bhagalpur, the designer’s native place.
“It was a challenge to make Western attires and convince people to connect silk with high end fashion. I purposely maintained the organic look as Bhagalpur doesn’t have dying facilities,” Samant said.