Ace designer and couturier Archana Kochhar organized an exclusive preview of her New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 collection ‘Ahimsa Resama’. Former Miss India Natasha Suri and Simran Kaur Mundi unveiled the first look of this exquisite collection, to be showcased at the FLT MODA New York Fashion Week associated with Mercedez Benz on 13thSeptember 2015. Both the actresses looked stunning and etheral in the beautiful Ahmisa creations made by Archana.
“Ahmisa Resama” is a very special collection, exclusively designed using ‘Ahimsa Silk’ also known as ‘Peace Silk’. As part of the prestigious ‘Make in India’ campaign, Archana is promoting the ‘Ahmisa Silk’ and taking it globally. She has been working with the women weavers where the Silk is cultivated to revolutionize this conception. Her idea is also to spread women empowerment and raise the livelihood and wages of the women weavers.
“It’s a privilege to be invited to one of the most prestigious fashion weeks’ in the world, the New York Fashion Week. It’s exciting to represent and showcase Indian fashion and fabric and promote the concept of “Make in India” at the Mecca of Fashion”, shared designer Archana Kochhar.
“Ahmisa Resama” is an amalgamation of Global Silhouettes with Ethnic embroideries. The colour flows in the nude palettes of beige and ivory offset with rose gold embellishments. The embroideries are a mélange of rich Indian traditional gold zari thread, intellectual texturing techniques and Swarovski sprinkle. By saving each silkworm in the process of creating Ahmisa Silk, they are set free as silk moths. “This transformation has inspired me to incorporate hundreds of tiny silk moth wings and cocoons shape texture which are then binded together in the form of intricate textural embroidery which is the focal element of the collection”, shared the talented designer Archana Kochhar during the preview.
“I would like to thank Archana to invite me for such a noble endeavor. The entire range looks very aesthetic and beautiful”, shared Actress and former Miss India Simran Kaur Mundi. “I love the natural colour of silk. It is a perfect fuse of Indian sensibilities and International trends. I wish Archana the very best for the Fashion week”, added former Miss India, Natasha Suri.