Sunday, 7 October 2012

Atsu Sekhose S/S 2013 - North East India @ Wills India Fashion Week

This is indeed a wonderful and a progressive move by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India and FDCI to promote and shows case the designs from North - East India. Being born and raised in the beautiful state of North - East, I appreciate the initiative taken to explore the hidden treasure of artisans, textiles and tribal designs by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India and FDCI, thus helping North East to get into the main stream of Indian fashion.
Delhi based designer Atsu Sekhose, with his roots in the hilly terrains of Nagaland, aesthetically captured the richness of the textile and unique tribal designs from the North Eastern region in his Spring Summer 2013 collection.  The designer captured the intricate work of Naga shawls in his collection with a contemporary touch of graphic prints. Work of Naga tribes like Ao, Angami, Sema and Lotha, known for their traditional shawls and distinctive patterns were effortlessly combined with Assamese Eri and Muga silk & tribal hand woven fabrics of Mizoram and Manipur.
Key pieces of the collection were – Muga shirts, parkas and trench coats in Eri silk, shorts with woven work from Manipur, Mizo woven trousers, skirts, dresses and evening gowns in silk. Perfect blend of Red, cobalt, black, beige, orange, golden muga and off white, completed the colour story of the collection.
Naga fabric and design has been an inspiration for international designers too. Last year, Yigal Azrouël, an Israeli American fashion designer took inspiration from the Naga geometric designs and fabric for his Spring 2012 Menswear collection
There is no denying the fact that Atsu did a wonderful job in portraying art, design, style and textile story of the region. For me, the collection fabulously captured the very essence of the North East.

(Photo Credit - Viral Bhayani)

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