Chandigarh, June 8, 2019: Rashmi Bindra, a city designer specializing in hand painting on fabrics, has created some breathtaking summer ensembles by experimenting with environment friendly and hand painting techniques. Rashmi has put up her eclectic collection under ‘Summer Sorbet’, which has an array of summer designer wear made of cool & light fabrics endowed with pastel & bright colours. There is a range available keeping in mind summer weddings as well. The collection promises to provide comfort and style during the harsh North Indian summers.
The creative hand painting is the unique aspect of the collection which has been put up at # 439/ 15 A, Chandigarh till June 9. From 11 am till 7 pm.
‘Summer Sorbet’, is a showcase of hand-painted traditional and indo western outfits which brings simplicity, intricate techniques and different hues of design to the city Beautiful this weekend.
“The idea behind the whole concept was to use summer materials like mulmuls, kota, chanderi, organza and chiffon, and floral motifs capturing the vibrant hues of nasturtiums , roses, lilies embellished with sequins and beads to create an attractive collection”, says Rashmi Bindra.
Adds Rashmi, “Hand painted and printed ensembles like organza lehangas, kaftans and sarees are ideal for summer wedding trousseau as youngsters are increasingly looking for unique and different cuts and designs. This is the reason hand painted range is the new trend this season.”
In the collection she has made extensive use of the traditional technique of vegetable printing wherein potato blocks have been used to create beautiful designs on dupattas and kurtis. After successfully overcoming depressive cancer, by bringing back art in her life, Rashmi has been bringing the “sidelined” art forms like batik, tie-and-dye and vegetable printing into the mainstream designing through her collection.
Summer sorbet is a good hunting ground for sarees, lehangas, stoles, suits, dupattas, kaftans, kurtis, skirts for traditional as well as Indo-western look.
“I have used methods like table dye to colour the fabric, which is non-polluting & consumes less water, secondly vegetable dyes are used which are eco friendly, thirdly potato printing is done by making blocks. We have used batik the dying art too.”
“This unique art of hand painting on fabrics will definitely give a boost to many suffering due to poor health. I used art therapy in my case when I was suffering from cancer and this did wonders for me.” Sums up Rashmi.