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time warp

India’s textile heritage gets a modernistic spin as Verve visualises the future of home-grown fabrics. Hand-cut weaves, hand-sewn ensembles and hand-knotted fabrics — with a focus on innovation and yarn revivals — break convention in an out-of-this-world sartorial line-up.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY FARHAN HUSSAIN
STYLING BY AKANKSHA PANDEY, ASSISTED BY DIVA GHANSHANI
HAIR AND MAKE-UP: KRITIKA GILL
MODEL: NANDINI MALWADE
ALL FROM FEAT.ARTISTS


Corded silk hand-knotted top, silk pants, shorts (worn inside) in khund weave, all by Vaishali S

Elongated drape dress, top, shorts (all in khund weave), by Vaishali S; boots, from Christian Louboutin; black top, stylist’s own.

Naturally-dyed indigo velvet top, pants, both from Bodice; metallic cord draped sari, by Rimzim Dadu; customised headgear, by Belinda Bawa; stockings, stylist’s own.

Quilted shibori jacket, silk jacket (worn inside) and skirt, all from Amrich; customised headgear, by Belinda Bawa; gloves, stylist’s own.

Traditional peacock feather motif artwork skirt with silk threads on organza (worn as dress), by Manish Arora; cowl tunic, stylist’s own.

Tiberian handcrafted robe (made with knotting woollen fibres), by Manali Khude.

Silk pants with zardozi embroidery, from Raw Mango.

Benarasi jacket, quilted jacket, Benarasi pants, all from Raw Mango; belt, shoes, both stylist’s own.

Tiberian handcrafted robe (made with knotting woollen fibres), by Manali Khude.

Metallic jacket, by Rajesh Pratap Singh; hand-woven silk sari, from Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta; brocade pants, from Raw Mango