Rema Kumar presents her spring-summer collection at Chamiers on Feb 7th & Feb 8th 2014 at Chamiers. Rema Kumar from New Delhi brings to Chennai, “For The Love Of Saree” – her latest collection of sarees, handwoven and handcrafted from different parts of India .The range includes Malmals, Soft Cottons from Ponduru, Andhra, Bafta Tussar-cotton blends from Chattisgarh, Kota Silks, Airy Uttarakhand Cotton twills, Maheshwaris and Chanderis from Madhya Pradesh. Surface detailing has been further done to enhance the look of some of the weaves for formal occasions by clever positioning of Kalamkari, Kantha, Pattiwork, Brocades, Handblocks, Shibori, Bandini and Batik.
Rema has been working with women weavers based in Ukimath, near Kedarnath, Uttarakhand for the last eight years, urging them to widen their creativity beyond the woollen and silk shawls and stoles woven by them throughout the year. This initiative ensures that these weavers have enough work to sustain themselves during long summer months. The results can be seen in the handwoven cotton sarees, woven in a similar twill and herringbone weave in natural dyes and bright azo dyes. This includes a collection of classic Black and Whites with a touch of geometric and kantha hand block prints. The Maheshwari sarees have woven Ganga Jamuna borders in sharp contrasts to the body with striking pallas. The Chanderi sarees are embellished by geometric prints and appliqué called Patti ka Kaam done in Aligarh, shibori and batik. Kota Silks are given a new dimension by way of benaresi pallus, embroidered motifs,Kalamkari, and brocade trimmings. There’s also a collection of blouse pieces in Cotton and Tussar embellished with hand embroidery, kutch work, ajrakh and doriwork which can be teamed with any saree to add a touch of glamour.
Also featured in this spring-summer collection is a range of stoles and dupattas in Chanderi, tussars and light silks detailed with handblocks, batik Prints and bandini from Kutchh, Gujarat. The Maheshwari range of dupattas follow a vibrant colour palette, a trademark of Rema, with hues ranging from bright yellows, hot pinks, oranges, reds, cool blue greens and purple. These dupattas can be teamed or co-ordinated with plain salwar kameez or kurtis by the discerning customers who love to do their own mix-and-match ensembles.
Rema Kumar’s Spring- Summer Collection will be Showcased on Friday, Feb 7th 2014 & Saturday,Feb 8th 2014 at Chamiers.
Address: Old #79 New #106, Chamiers Road , Nandanam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028
For more Information please contact: Rema Kumar – +919810656955