Krishna Mehta Spring Summer 14

February 16, 2014

Renowned textile designer Krishna Mehta draws inspiration from the weaving community of Varanasi or Benaras for her Spring Summer 2014 collection named ‘The Magic Woven’. Mehta has used printing and dyeing techniques from crafts and traditions across the world, juxtaposing them with vibrant handloom textiles. Traditional buttis and phoolpatti, with prints, applique embellishments and embroidery techniques in the design celebrates the weaving legacy of Benaras, one of India's oldest textile centres.

"Being a textile weaver, I love textile collections. Last time my collection was on Manipur weaving, and I have also done collections of Pochampally in Andra Pradesh. This time I decided to do a collection with Benaras because the city is very famous for its handlooms. You can get the best cotton and silk in Benaras. Moreover after weaving, the textile is very versatile so I chose Benaras for my spring summer collection,"- Krishna Mehta
"I have used Jacquardwith extra yarn as a weaving technique and for texture I have used Shibori and Tie & Dye. I have constructed comfortable silhouettes and have used a whole spectrum of colors from pastel to bright, for instance, fresh mint and peach to bright reds and fuchsias, I got a lot of help and support from the government of different states. They usually help me visit the best places and choose the right yarn, etc. The government also helps weavers to produce the textile of my choice, providing them yarn which is not easily available. I must say that the government has always made an immense contribution to putting my collection together"- Krishna
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