In Pictures: Gunjan Jain at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

Mumbai -- Actor Rasika Dugal was the biggest star in Gunjan Jain’s fashion show. His Yogini collection, inspired by the 64 Yogini Temple in Odisha, blends ikat and jala weaves on khadi tussar silk sarees for the first time ever. Jain was crowned Designer of the Year by the Vogue Fashion Fund.

In Pictures: Gunjan Jain at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

“Generally fine ikats are woven on steady and uniformly tight spun yarns such as cotton and mulberry silks. Khadi tussar silk is a difficult yarn since it is unevenly and loosely spun and also tends to shrink and expand with moisture. But, such challenges inspire me. With constant research and experiments with our team of weavers, Vriksh has achieved beautiful soft tussar Ikat saris blended with Jala weaves in myriad colours. These saris are luxurious yet easy to drape. It’s perfect for the woman who likes both beauty and a full schedule. It follows our belief that you can be what you want to be in a Vriksh sari”, said the fashion designer in a statement.

In Pictures: Gunjan Jain at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

“I am honoured to be a part of Vriksh’s debut show at Lakme Fashion Week. I’m always moved by the precision and the craftsmanship (or should I say, craftswomanship) involved in the art of weaving. Especially with weaving techniques like ikat and jaala on Khadi tussar silk”, added Dugal.

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