Jaya Bhatt and Ruchi Tripathi showcased their inspiring collection ‘Indigene’ at Lakme Fashion Week S|R 2017. The Modest Luxury-themed collection was unveiled on the Sustainable Fashion & Indian Textiles Day.
The collection is inspired by the Japanese ‘Boro’ textiles. ‘Boro’ is a term that describes patched & mended fabrics, an ideology of no wastage and that the utility of a piece of garment is more important than it being just a thing of luxury and style.
The collection uses different combinations of khadi (silk & cotton) and linen fabrics; textured, natural dyed and hand printed, which have been combined together in patches and panels, embellished with re-purposed fabric cut-outs, re-enforced with dense hand stitches to create surface textures. The patch, panels, buttons & trims have been created from leftover fabric cuttings to help minimize wastage and reflects a conscious effort towards sustainable design practices. Eventually no two pieces in this collection will be identical and each piece will be unique in its own way.
‘Indigene’ by Jaya and Ruchi is a conscious clothing label from Delhi.
Check out some pictures of the collection: