Amethyst presents designer Sunita Shanker’s latest Spring Summer collection, ‘The Balmy Clusters’. The fabrics used in this collection are Cotton x Linen – Handloom, Silk x Cotton – Handloom, Mangalgiri Cotton – Handloom, and Chanderi. Clothes consist of coordinates: Tunics, kurtas, tops, shirts, dresses, wrap tops, trousers, cropped pants stoles, and scarves. Given the disruption and chaos caused by the pandemic, one felt the need to return to something more rooted and soothing therefore colour green, invigorates and calms the senses.
The Balmy Clusters is part of the Secret Garden series. It is non-trend specific and the clothes are imbued with positive affirmations. The collection was born keeping in mind the sustainable livelihoods of the communities engaged in their crafts during the pandemic. The urban communities comprising of patternmakers, cutters, karigars (tailors), embroiderers, and checkers. While the rural communities of handloom weavers, dyers, and both women and men were involved in the preparation of the weft and warp respectively.
When: March 8th to 21st, 2021
Where: Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai.