Young Indian designers are coming up with incredible ideas. And it’s not just limited to concepts. They are proving so through the execution of their ideas. Mithi Kalra, a recent pass out from the National Institute of Fashion Technology has recently showcased her collection at the India Runway Week.
Mithi’s exhibit named the The Indian Disney Story, speaks for itself. Dresses, gowns suited for a Princess, based on the traditonal art of Madhubani, hand embroidered on pure silks and organza. The collection wonderfully combines the grace of a bygone era, with the modern day fashion.
Madhubani painting is practiced in Bihar. Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns.
On asking about the design ideology, she elaborates “Disney is every childs dream… every girl relates to Disney and its princesses and imagines oneself in some or the other story. I was inspired from the art form of madhubani from a very early age in my life so I thought why not combine best from both the worlds,” said Mithi.