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Alamwar Handicrafted Summer Collection 2013 Launch
ALAMWAR PRESENTS THEIR HANDCRAFTED SUMMER 2013 ENSEMBLE INSPIRED BY THE HUES AND TEXTURES OF THE BEACH
Hyderabad, June 8, 2013: The 'Clear Waters and Sea Shells - Summer 2013' collection is inspired by the hues and textures found on the beach. "This very special collection showcases soft muslin cottons that are hand embroidered and impressed with motifs of sea shells. Gauzy lien that reflects the transparency of water, coral that has Washed ashore...hues infused in to tie-dyed fabrics and. textured khadi cotton which reminds one of the light that reflects off the sand on a summer day," says Viji Reddy, the Designer and Founder of Alamwar Textiles. The collection features both Indian and western designerwear made from handcrafted.fabrics sourced from various parts of India. The collection was formally unveiled at her design studio in Banjara Hills on Saturday, 8th June with a fashion show featuring city models in her eclectic ensembles.
About Alamwar: Alamwar Textiles specialists in handmade clothing and home furnishings. Alamwar's priority is to preserve, document, sustain and promote traditional textile-making techniques in India. By employing grassroots artisans. Alamwar aims to create livelihood for crafts persons arid their families as well as to preserve hand-dyeing, hand block-printing, .hand weaving and fabric-painting arts in India. Alamwar uses only natural fabrics carefully sourced from NGOs and small producers from across India. Each piece of fabric is hand-dyed, block-printed and finished at Alamwar's workshop in Hyderabad, India, All of Alamwar products are dyed using plant-derived natural dyes or with AZO-free low environmental impact dyes.
About Viji Reddy, the designer: Viji Reddy is an award winning multimedia artist who has an abiding interest and passion for handmade textiles. As a painter, ceramist and textile designer. Viji nurtures an abiding passion to preserve the ancient craft traditions of India. Her passion.for interior design has led her to create an extensive collection of linens and products for the home. Her fashion collections combine age old printing, dyeing, weaving and embroidery-techniques. Viji also has her own workshops in India where a group of skilled artisans translate her ideas into exquisite products for contemporary living.
• Viji has traveled 611 over the world and often displays her award-winning textiles, at international shows.
• She has curated museum displays on Indian textiles, and is also a collector of exemplary and priceless textiles of ancient India.