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Welcome to the Jungle

Fashion Designer : Rajesh Pratap Singh’s Winter/Festive Collection

Collaborating with Tencel™ Rajesh Pratap Singh debuted his Indian, ethnic, style collection “Welcome to the Jungle”.

About the Collection

A collection that is off the beaten path and aimed at the global dresser.

The garments combined the ecological Tencel™ with Indian crafts such as Chanderi, Banarasi, Jamdaani, hand block prints. The garments revealed a contemporary twist to the Indian interpretation for Tencel™ weaves

Inspiration

Indian silhouettes like the Poshak from Rajasthan and the Angarkha as well as new variations of traditional Indian dancers’ costumes.

Colour Story

The collection has profusion of whites; with pastel blue, pink, accents of gold and silver culminating in rich brocades woven in jewel tones.

Highlights

  • The segment with animal prints is interpretation of various art works and designs by the iconic William Morris. Rajesh developed the fibre with low-tech hand spinning as well as hi-tech mills and spun it in different ways by weaving it in various parts of the country. It was a great merger of traditional crafts and weaves with Tencel.
  • The off-white layers for jackets, sharply constructed tunics, micro buttoned coats and hooded belted maxis were scene stealers for women. Chanderi blouses, dhotis, Raja coats, tie-up jumpsuits played with transparency and opacity, fluidity and structure; this contrast becoming a focal point of most garments. Kimono style pleated kurtas and the signature micro pin tuck dress.
  • Men’s wear has large lapel jackets, kurtas, angarkhas, dhoti pants, animal prints for the suits and sherwanis are edgy .

Credits-LFW WINTER/FESTIVE 2018

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