With free-flowing silhouettes in silk, crepes, muslins and linen, K-two is a fresh line of clothing by city-based designer Kaveri Lalchand. The theatre personality, who has been designing apparel since 2006, who was in Bangalore over the weekend to showcase her work.
K-two features apparel that uses the shibori dyeing method. While K Clothing is about comfort, like summery tunics, and Kaveri is about contemporary styles with clean cuts in textured linen, K-two is “designed to allow the natural drape of the cloth,” Lalchand says.
The inspiration for the new line comes from a visit to Japan. “I came back with images of garments swirling in my head. The logo, too, is drawn from Japanese symbols. I used the Japanese traditional method of tie and dye, shibori, which adds different shades and dimensions to the fabric,” the designer says. You will also find outfits in georgettes and colours like deep greens, bright blues, mauves and reds.
Lalchand believes K-two is worn by “someone who embraces life with passion and marvels in the mysteries of the world.’’ The designer, who believes in individual style and “listening to your thoughts,” started by designing clothes for herself and her friends. She took it up more seriously after a retail house, Cotton Collection in Sri Lanka, showed interest in her designs. when not designing for the brand, she has been doing “some smaller readings and solo performances, more recently in Sri Lanka.” Lalchand plans to make clothes from her label available online at kclothing.in from March 1 onwards. “One can also order custom tailored garments online, ” Lalchand says.
K-two is available at K Clothing, College Lane. Priced between Rs 6,500 and Rs 9,000. Details: 45038391
— Sumitra Nair