At the recently concluded Lakmé Fashion Week Winter- Festive 2019, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) along with designers Anuj Bhutani, Gaurav Khanijo of Khanijo, and Pallavi Dhyani of the label Three, celebrated 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi by showcasing Khadi specific collections.
The Lakmé Fashion Week winter- festive 2019 was held in Mumbai. The event that concluded on 25th Aug 2019 saw Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) collaborate with designers Anuj Bhutani, Gaurav Khanijo and Pallavi Dhyani who presented a special collection championing hand-spun and hand-woven cotton and silk khadi fabrics.
The KVIC has collaborated with the upcoming designers Gaurav Khanijo, Anuj Bhutani and Pallavi Dhyani and presented a special collection championing hand-spun and hand-woven cotton and silk Khadi fabrics on Day 2 of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019.
Select KVIC stores carried the capsule collection, which was a collaborative effort of these designers along with artisans associated with KVIC. Designer Anuj Bhutani delivered comfort luxury using fabric exploration, textiles, and sustainability through his collection. Designer Gaurav Khanijo was indulged in an intricated SWOT analysis of the fabric of our future. Finally, designer Pallavi Dhyani of the label Three showcased modern, minimal and utility-promoting silhouettes. This range also made the label’s first-ever menswear range.
A symbol of Indian textile heritage, khadi has been brought to the center stage over the years for its uniqueness of being hand-spun, hand-woven and a piece of truly sustainable fabric. Due to its unique eco-friendly nature and perfect and vivid fabric qualities, khadi has become a stylish narrative that is now popularly embraced by designers. A versatile fashion fabric, khadi has been used as a tool to navigate India through its hard-won independence. Khadi has proven to be a culture.
Khadi is handcrafted and if you want to protect the environment, you have to adopt Khadi. To make a meter fabric of Khadi, it requires just 3L of water. Khadi is an air-conditioned fabric as in winter it keeps you warm and summer it is cool. We are approaching colleges, schools, universities and educating people. It is made by our people and is the best way to contribute to our people.
The entire world is going for automation but Khadi is an only fabric that is completely handcrafted. People have now started realizing the importance of Khadi and various organizations have done aggressive marketing too, which is why the Khadi sales are going up.
Lakmé Fashion Week hosted the commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth Anniversary and the celebration of Khadi, India’s Fabric of Freedom, with The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).