Tangled in the maze of daily troubles, I often sit back and wonder about the days when all I cared about was to climb on the water tanker of my terrace to find and stare at a pigeons nest with tiny sqaubs. The times that were so much simpler.
When my friends got me to jump tens of rooftops to find an unclaimed kite, making it our most prized possession of the day. I spent long afternoons during winters getting my hair oiled by amma under the sun and rushed down to play carrom with my brother while my chachi put freshly rolled papads & mirchi to dry.
Chatt (AW 19-20) for me, has been a personal journey of finding that peace in the midst of daily chaos. A memory where neighbours became family with an adjoined terrace and when the nights were spent counting stars, finding constellations & writing innocent love letters on the last pages of my school note-book.
Taking inspiration from the layered rows of multiple clothes drying under the sun, the collection opens with a burst of colors ranging from sunflower yellow, charcoal black, sea green, oranges and reds. A selection of festive yet easy looks, kedias, saris, lehengas with traditional chogas all in
signature Torani chintz. A departure from our usual neutrals, This season was about celebrating winter in all its glory and shades. Sindhi tribal mirror work, mixed with hundreds of ghunghroos were hand sewn onto the fabrics. Light Chanderi silks and flocks of chakora bird motifs created a canvas of timeless reminiscence meeting with our inspiration of punjabi/ sindhi folk tales. We developed multiple layers of signature Torani latkans, jhalars and phundans that complimented our extended range of heritage aari thread work on kurtas, sarees and odhanis.
The silhouettes too were a reminiscence of vintage clothes that I found in my dadi's closet - phirrans, cholis, angias, ghaghras and even wide chaadars with all over satrangi jhallar were recreated in a contemporary color palette and detailing.