Delhi-based designer and consultant Rema Kumar showcases her designs in the city
Imagine a single sari that encompasses the essence of the traditional weaving of three different states. A blue body in Kota silk from Rajasthan, a rich border and pallu in Kanchipuram silk and Kashmiri Ari embroidery – all seamlessly integrated. This is the typical Rema Kumar sari. The Delhi-based textile designer and consultant is in the city with her exquisite designs in fabric. Organised under the banner of Varnachitra Remas Creations, the products are on sale on December 6 and 7 at Women’s Club, Kowdiar, from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Rema has brought together the best from every nook and corner of India The collection has a large variety of fabrics and ethnic designs from all over the country which have been modified to suit modern tastes – contemporary being the catchword. Says Rema: “Delhi is the best place for a designer like me. You have access to a large range and variety of styles, techniques and fabric.”
In the collection, there is appliqué work from Uttarakhand on Chanderi cotton, Kalamkari work from Andhra on tussar silk, multi-coloured Ganga Jamuna saris with contrast borders in Maheshwari cotton, muted shades of silk from Chhattisgarh with a variation of stripes, light and easy to manage handloom saris, and more.
Block printing is a common theme. The hand blocks have been designed exclusively at Rema’s Delhi outlet. “Geometrical motifs are my favourite and you will find them all over my work,” she says. The prices of the saris range from Rs. 2,000 to Rs.15.000. A collection of suit material in Maheshwari and Chanderi cotton, dupattas and mobile pouches and handbags to go with your attire are available at the exhibition.
Rema showcased the collection at The Trunk Show organised at Trans Towers, Vazhuthacaud, on December 4. The seventh floor of the building was transformed into a treasure trove of precious saris and jewels and more. It also featured an exclusive collection of accessories by Puneet Kaushik who has given traditional jewellery a contemporary look. Kundan beads from Nepal and a unique mix of gold and silver enhance the charm of the collection.