Mumbai, 2018: Known for reviving the Shibori technique and giving livelihood to a number of woman artisans, Designer Kamaldeep Kaur launched her new summer collection.
Hand crafted using the techniques of Shibori and Bandhej, Kamaldeep Kaur’s new summer collection boasts of beautiful range of Saris. Meticulously tying 1000s of dots together, each Sari in the collection has taken almost a year to complete. Inspired by the culture of Japan, Africa and Malaysia, the collection is an extension of her previous collection and showcases the high quality Indian craft. The colour palette boasts of summer shades including pastel brown to bright yellow and green. Each Sari has been teamed with blouses with stylish cuts and silhouettes.
Designer Kamaldeep Kaur says “This collection is an ode to all those women who have spend hours designing these beautiful saris. Each piece is a work of art. This collection is a tribute to all those woman artisans who have worked hand in hand with me, to design this beautiful collection”.
Designer Kamaldeep Kaur has formerly worked for the Ministry of Textiles and the Gujarat State Emporium for various design development projects in tie and dye from 1998 to 2006. A revivalist, designer Kamaldeep Kaur has also authored a book “Resources Usage and Practices in the Hand Printing Industry of Rajasthan”. Being a renowned expert in this field, she is invited from all around the work to give presentation and workshops on Working with Natural Dyes, Techniques of Bandhani, Lehriya etc. Kamaldeep focus has been on quality and to promote this quality all over the world, informing people of the rich traditions in craft and the high level of skill of craftspeople in India, and with an aim to rid the view of India’s cloth production existing solely of the cheap mass-produced garments.