Location – Agrasen Ki Baoli, New Delhi| Photo Credits – Hitesh Rakecha
The post ‘An Indian Summer‘ is one of my favorites from our catalog. It embodies my personal style and my eternal love for block print and Indian cotton. Throw in some silver jewelry and this girl is beaming with joy. You can take the girl out of Rajasthan but you can’t take Rajasthan out of the girl.
An Indian Summer Revisited
The post ‘An Indian Summer’ featured my sister (Anuranjani) wearing a cotton dress and silver jewelry. As the name suggests, this look is not very different from the first installment. In fact, it is repetition done intentionally and that’s the beauty of it. Just as there is beauty in the precise repetition in the art of block printing. If there are any rare imperfections in the print it is just a reminder of human touch and not that of a machine. The block print comes to life when mixed with color dyes. It is very much like a work of art is complete and what better canvas for it than Indian cotton.
This time it is a different dress from Anokhi paired with silver earrings from Chhatrala Jewels featuring a flower motif, Lord Ganesha, and trinkets.
I am happy to see block print getting much-deserved appreciation and patronage in the West. Stores like Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, West Elm, and now J.Crew has joined the squad. It just reaffirms my belief that these age-old techniques are here to stay even in this era of fast fashion.