Designers Jaya Bhatt and Ruchi Tripathi’s much-loved label Indigene showcased their refreshing summer collection at the spring summer preview event at Melange, Mumbai.
The collections were inspired by the Japanese Boro textiles. Boro is a term that describes patched and 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 a combination of textiles from khadi (silk and cotton) and linen; textured, natural dyed and hand printed, which have been combined together in patches and panels, embellished with re-purposed fabric cut-outs and re-enforced with dense hand stitches to create surface textures. The patch, panels, buttons and trims have been created from leftover fabric cuttings to help minimize wastage and reflects a conscious effort towards sustainable design practices.
Indigene by Jaya and 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 and 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 and 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.”