This collaborative runway presentation at Lotus Makeup India Fashion showcased collections of acclaimed Australian fashion designers using Indian handloom textiles.
The show comprised collections developed by Romance Was Born and We are Kindred with brocades from Uttar Pradesh,
Brothers Earth in collaboration with Naushad Ali with natural Indigo dyed handloom textiles from Tamil Nadu, Cassandra Harper with Ikats from Telangana and Roopa with silks and linen from West Bengal.
The showcase assisted in creating a broader Australian and international market for Indian textiles and their artisans while promoting contemporary Australian fashion in India.
Developed with Artisans of Fashion, this project was a partnership between the Australian Government and the Handloom Export Promotion Council of India’s Ministry of Textiles.
“We are pleased to showcase Indian handlooms with design interpretations from five Australian designers. This collaboration will highlight the versatility of the Indian textiles, opening gates to the foreign intervention” - Sanjay Rastogi, DC (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles.