HEAD to Lalit Kala Akademi for some fashion and charity, as Pause for a Cause returns to the city with a range of curated clothing and accessories by 20 designers from across the country. The exhibition focusses on our rich textile traditions, and is organised by Secure Giving in aid of Concern India Foundation. “We started in 2002 and this event acts as a fundraiser for all the projects we support. All the designers we invite work with Indian textiles. What makes us different is that this exhibition offers contemporary clothes in Indian textiles at a reasonable price,” says Madhu Sood, curator and deputy director at Secure Giving.
At the seventh edition, expect a collection of traditional and contemporary garments by labels like Curio Town, Devieche and Vraj Bhoomi, with kurtis, dresses, palazzos and more. Also, keep a look out for home accessories by Tuni and chunky jewellery by Desi Soul and Benaazir.
Debuting in Chennai are DOT (Daizy Tanwar and Tapushi Pai) with their collection of saris. “Both Tapushi and I believe in minimalism; we are more into weaving. The collection this time has a hint of embroidery, so that it doesn’t overpower the essence of the fabric,” says Tanwar, who has worked with Mango in the past, while Tapushi was the textile designer for Bajirao Mastaani.
Naushad Ali, known for his eponymous pop-up store in Auroville, is bringing down his collection of shirts and dresses in handwoven fabrics. “We are bringing back our popular Mangalgiri collection and a subtle hand blocked collection from Jodhpur,” shares Ali.
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