Event Details

TEXTILE SHOW – 13th & 14th September, 2019 (35th Edition)

The Crafts Council of India’s bi-annual “Textile Show” unfolds rare collections each a product of stunning design drama, aesthetics and swirling colours. Each sari and made up on display is a ‘designer-artisan-weaver’ collaboration worked through classic, pristine, tweaked and innovative weaves, textures and motifs, embroideries and embellishments, formats and colours codes. And conceptual brilliance on display are specially created saris, kurta, dupatta, suits, Western dresses and Indo-Western wear to suit every mood and moment, every festival and celebration.

The 35th Edition of CCI’s Textile Show celebrates the creation of 22 both well know veteran and new age brand names and designers. With Meera Basu’s jamdanis, Radhika Lalbhai’s royal purple Ashavali and rich Patolas, Studio Medium’s unique melding of metallic yarn textiles with Bandhinis, Plumeria’s linen saris with English florals and lace, Rashidbhai’s Mughal art spattered dupattas and kurtas, Latha Puttanna’s classic and dramatic handlooms and tissue saris, Chokhana’s ethereal kotahs, Pankaja Sethi’s lyrical ikats from Odisha, Moumita Dey’s jamdaani and kantha saris, Bengal cottons juxtaposing the drama of colour and motif and so much more. Kurtas, dupattas and dresses with touches of delicate embroidery, in a play of textures and in softest pastel summer colours or dressed in jewel colours of kutchchie embroidery. Label Zohra’s ‘healing’ stone jewellery in settings of enchantment is another huge attraction at the Textile Show.
Participants of the show:
Akaaro Clothing: Lyrical silk shot through and woven with zari in a range of elegant and rich festive wear saris.
Ashavali:Radhika Lalbhai brings a brilliantly crafted range of rich Ashavali Patolas and Bandhini in a rainbow hue of royal and jewel colours and mesmerising ‘pallus’ and borders. Many of the saris are tomorrow’s heritage pieces of art.
Buna:Buna’s luxurious Pret brand is a tribute to the heritage tradition of handwoven khadis and their Jamdani weaves. It has been contemporised by Buna’s founder and Creative Director Pallavi and her team who have worked with motifs of dots, clouds and flying birds. The weaving techniques used are ancient and sustainable while the designs and dainty silhouettes are original, modern, relaxed and flowing.

Chokhana:Designer Pooja and Vinita present kota saris celebrating kota ‘khat’ weaves woven mixed with cotton and silk threads. The specially designed ‘Satrangi Collection’ saris and dupattas have minute and exquisite detailing.

Dina Desi & Indira Kilachand – D & I:Colours of poetry such as aqua lemon, beige and shades of white linen, voile with shibori work kurtis are a perfect complement to Chennai’s many seasons of summer and stylish in the latest cuts.
Ereena:Exotic eri silk, ikats, Telia rumaals and uppadas form the collection in lovely shades from soft pinks to jewel tones, zig zag ikats, striking borders and pallus are signature touches.
Label Avani:Avani Shah creates a benchmark for everyday glamour by teaming ajrakh and bandhini together in blue, turquoise, rose pink and other saris. A line of kurtas in light pinks and blues is given fashion dazzle with intricately done kutchchi embroidery in the yoke and sleeve ends.
Label Peachoo:Gorgeous georgette, chiffon and light handloom cocktail saris with touches of embroidery and sequin embellishment. Tunics, dresses and pants which could walk European fashion ramps in soft beiges, blues, pinks and more.
Label Zohra:Label Zohra brings slow fashion and healing together in jewellery studded with natural gemstones and a collection of saris woven in Chattisgarh further printed in bagru.
Latha Puttanna: Classic handloom saris in earth colours off whites with dramatic colour contrasts. Revival of age old techniques and weaves worked with the diverse embroideries of India. Rich tissue saris in white and black.
Meekhalio:Subtle Chanderis in cotton silk and the innovative saris woven with ethereal delicacy and intricacy of look and feel. By designer Shefali Tambi.
Meera Basu:Bengal cottons with unique designs and colour schemes in a colour palette that enchants muslin, muga, kora, katan, cotton Dhawekali jamdani, tanghail and daccai each an art piece.
Moumita Dey:The designer presents saris with exquisite pallu and in fabulous colours matkha muslin in red and pink, matkha jamdani in royal purple and many of the rare sari silhouettes made for a stylish collection.
Mughal Gardens:Rashid Arts and Crafts once again hit the fashion jackpot with their timeless Mughal Garden motifs, a favourite of fashionistas from Mughal times till now. Exquisitely block printed chrysanthemum, roses and nargis, and delicate flowers make salwar, kurta outfits and saris works of art with their mellow poetic, colours and impeccably designed motifs. Rashid is a National Awardee.
Nilambari:Benaras at its pristine best with motifs that bring back the nostalgia and beauty of a thousand yesterdays. Need one say more ?
Pankaja:Rare ikats and tussar from Gopalpur, brilliant craftsmanship with creative craft inputs from artisans devastated by the recent ‘Fani’ cyclone which uprooted numerous homes and livelihoods.
Plumeria: Aparna Venkatesh and Poornima Jaychander bring to the show fashion’s favourite linen saris. In pretty pastels embroidered with English florals and lace
Silk Worm: Designer Mahrru Shaikh presents exquisitely elegant linen saris with delicate sprays of embroidery. Indo-Western outfits in softed muted colours and a dazzle of tissue saris with blouses to match.
Soham Dave: The collection display smart stripes, abstract designs and symphonies of fusing colours and textures. Natural indigo, khadi and tie and dye salwar suits and kurti in a line which melds contemporary styling with age-old crafts.
Studio Medium: Studio Medium’s interpretation of ‘Oshibana’ (a Japanese art of using pressed flowers and other botanical materials to create an artistic composition) explores a translucent palette of pastels and geometric florals in Jamdani and Shibori. Drapes of airy silks & chanderi, organzas and chiffon embody simple natural elements, like flowers that float on wind and air. A range of attractive saris and blouses which mixes metallic textiles with bandhini in an explosion of colors.
Zuilee: Pretty light blues, pinks and yellow tunics and garments have touches of delicate chikan embroidery in khadi, cottons and chanderi.