Ritu Kumar opens aboriginal US store
Monika Joshi in New York | October 31, 2007 16:04 IST
Kumar was present to bare her accumulating at The Mall in Edison, New Jersey. The Mall, on Oak Tree Road, has 18 food featuring designers like Satya [Images] Paul, Payal Singhal and now Kumar.
She has two collections -- a acceptable one that includes saris, bells trousseaus, atramentous apparel and a younger, pret band she started bristles years ago, alleged the Ritu Kumar Label.
"(In this line) You will see abstract jeans with analogous T-shirts, and Indian embellishments on them," Kumar said in a blast interview. She said it was aboriginal to acquaint which of her curve would do able-bodied in the United States, the aboriginal time she is accomplishing business alfresco India. "But in India, I've accomplished the mother goes to one ancillary and the daughter, unless she is accepting married, wears the Ritu Kumar Label, and sometimes the Ritu Kumar Classic (traditional)."
In New York, Kumar additionally participated, forth with Wendell Rodrigues and Raghavendra Rathore, in Incredible India@60 -- a four-day advertise of Indian culture, cuisine, traditions and the country's adequacy for investment, in September.
She did two shows at Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, area Indian folk dances were performed and handicrafts remained on affectation for the four canicule of the celebration. Her show, set to A R Rahman's music, opened with a khadi arrangement area the models wore achkans and Nehru caps.
An all-white accumulating of hand-crocheted skirts and dresses followed; again came atramentous chiffon blouses and gypsy skirts, mirror-worked coats, and it assured with a conjugal line.
"I did not architecture things that looked as if they could accept been done here," Kumar said. "There were some Western silhouettes, but the assignment came intrinsically from the affluent ancestry of Indian textiles."
Indian-inspired designs are accepting acceptance abroad, she said. "I anticipate the apple is accepting a little annoyed of the atramentous and the amber and aloof cutting clue apparel and T-shirts," she added. "You lose out on all the admirable breeze our fabrics have, and our prints and colors have." While the apple looks to Paris for inspiration, India has an aboriginal handwriting, the artist said.