FDCI x LFW, 05-10 OCTOBER 2021

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“Bani Thani – Bridal Heirlooms” by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali from the ‘Jade’ label unveiled their collection at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week that will assist women to look their glorious best on the most important day of their lives.

Inspired by 18th century Rajasthani miniature paintings, the designing duo gave a fresh fashion impetus to the art of wedding trousseaux. Working the rich detailing, vibrant colours of miniature art into their couture creations, the designers presented exquisite, handcrafted, heirloom pieces to create a memorable wardrobe.

Giving a centre stage focus to the Leheriya - one of Rajasthan’s artisanal heritages, it was a visually mesmerising delight. Leheriya, which means waves, is the unique tie and dye technique of that region. Monica and Karishma presented it in its purest form on materials also from that area, as they merged the work of the Leheriya artists with miniature inspirations to present a unique art representing the roots of the region.

There was a colourful blend of prints and embroidery, as backless blouses and a variety of lehengas some with black bikini style cholis or bareback bralettes, danced through the film. At times the trellised blouse and the lacy bolero added a touch of unique crafted pieces.

Introducing a men’s wear line, the ‘Jade’ label offered an amazing array of wedding wear along with hand crafted silver accessories.

When it is a memorable wedding wardrobe that the bride and groom are searching for the “Bani Thani - Bridal Heirlooms” by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali of ‘Jade’ will bring a contemporary line of perfect proportions with traditional handicrafts.

Speaking about their collection, Monica Shah and Karishma Swali of ‘Jade’ said: “This collection has been a really special one for us. The core of this collection is a celebration of one’s inner beauty through traditional techniques and crafts. We are so thrilled to have had the opportunity to bring local crafts like Leheriya to a platform like this! It’s always a pleasure collaborating with FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. We’re moving into a new world and new way of living, and a phygital edition is something that aligns with this. It also keeps us on our toes in terms of innovation!”.