“Modest Luxury” ‘Indigene’ by Ruchi and Jaya AT LAKME FASHION WEEK


Mumbai, January’17: Indigene by Jaya Bhatt and Ruchi Tripathi presented their inspiring collection themed ‘Modest Luxury’ at Lakme Fashion Week S|R 2017 on DAY 2 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 & Ruchi is a conscious clothing label from Delhi. The label started with a passion for all things handmade. Lending a fresh perspective to “made by hand”-and turning it into a larger, yet deeply personal, statement.

Designer Jaya & Ruchi mention, “We were extremely happy to showcase our collection for the second time at LFW S|R’17, especially because the show had been chosen to be scheduled on the Sustainable fashion & Indian textile day. The silhouettes were simple yet stylish with fine detailing, keeping the essence of handcraft, appealing to anyone who is experimental and creative. The collection is an effort towards conscious and meaningful fashion.

 The label:

Indigene is a conscious clothing label from Delhi.  One that speaks of and for artisans across geographies, of consumers who know how it feels to pay it forward… Lending it form, shape and accent are its designers, Ruchi Tripathi and Jaya Bhatt, textile design graduates from Delhi’s National Institute of Fashion Technology. Indigene follows the “wear it anywhere” philosophy — classic silhouettes and hand crafted textile that one would love to live in. Reminding the wearer of the artisan who created it, the journey of the garment and the earthy comfort that the natural fabric brings.