Swara Bhaskar in Rinku Sobti’s designs for a Television Show
Mumbai, June 2016: Swara Bhaskar was spotted wearing two lovely outfits by Designer Rinku Sobti for a Television Show.
For one, she chose to wear a black silk handloom embellished lehenga skirt with multi coloured tassel embroidery teamed up with a black quilted bolero jacket and gold peplum blouse.
For the next she wore a Fuchsia silk handloom saree with multi coloured embroidery embellished with metal sequence teamed up with black and white checks long kurta style blouse.
What the designer believes in:
Today, the handloom is threatened by the burgeoning prominence of the power loom, as the populace gravitates towards mechanically stitched clothing. Consequently, more weavers abandon their “forlorn” art. Working meticulously with the weavers of the Bajardiya cluster of Varanasi as part of my professional endeavours has made me realize their plight. Despite their tribulation, the destitute artists never fail to amaze me with the exotic creations of their nimble fingers. It is this very unnatural duality – the birth of elegance in impoverished hands – that ignites my ambition to revive the handloom. Also as a businesswoman I feel it has a great deal of promise. Once the handloom is properly placed in the market, it will reap great profits.
Taking this belief forward, the designer has created a line of designs that is awe-inspiring and thought provoking. ‘Tassels’is her interpretation of the traditional handloom culture with a touch of contemporariness.