Indian Embroidery Techniques
One of my faculty in college told me some time ago that unlike western designers who focus more on silhouettes, Indian fashion industry is all about surface treatment. According to Times of India, when Bryanboy attended Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, he was totally mesmerized with the fabrics on and off the ramp!
“Then you can really see the labour put behind in every garment with sequins, beads, embroidery, etc. This is only in India, you don’t see this anywhere else. It’s only in India that you see people wearing these clothes that are well-made and hours and hours have gone behind those clothes to make them what they are. So I’m very inspired by the labour that people put here in making the clothes and the fabrics,” he added.
No wonder… that we budding fashion designers are made to work religiously with needles and threads. We have been learning embroidery techniques such as Kasuti, Phulkari, Chikankari, Kutch which has its roots from across the diversely cultured nation we live in. After months of struggling with needle and embroidery threads, we had our final jury display few weeks ago.
Here are some jaw-droppingly-intricate Indian embroidery techniques that our classmates displayed.