Ashok Maanay presents Serenity

Ashok Maanay presents Serenity

Bangalore Fashion Week 15th Edition – Winter Festive Online 2016

MAANAY by Ashok Maanay presents SERENITY

Dedicated as a tribute to his beloved mother Smt. Sushila Devi R Maanay, this collection is inspired by the serenity and calmness Maanay’s mother brought to his life. The soothing, calming nature of colours in this collection are led by a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Serenity reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but light-hearted moments in our life.

It is interesting to note that Smt. Sushila Devi Maanay spent most of her childhood in the kingdom of Baroda with her Highness Maharani Shantadevi, the grandmother of the present King Samarjitsinh Ranjitsinh Gaekwad. She was considered as a daughter by the Maharani, and as a child she played along with the three Princes and five Princess on the Jewel carpet of Baroda. This Royal upbringing added to her divine & pure sense of Fashion which has always been a inspiration in all of Ashok Maanay’s collections till date.

Tanya Dhar with Designer Ashok Maanay

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Drapes of six yards of pure fabrics like Silk, Crepe, Georgette and Chiffon embellished with Zari borders woven by Heritage weavers of Varanasi, who even to this day weave zari borders and sarees for the royal houses and the elite using zari made of pure silver thread polished in gold, in pastel and bright colours beautifully blended with exotic hand-crafted techniques of weaving, all unique and impactful. The vibrant flavour and the strong interplay of techniques enhances the life and richness of the weave.

In addition, Manaay’s designs are also hand embroidered with zardozi, aari and other hand-crafted techniques of embroidery. The men’s line has a unique spiritual flair, featuring sleek lines and beautiful details, constructed using Chanderi cotton with embellishments featuring exquisite Aachkans and Aagharkaas.

Maanay’s show was choreographed by ace choreographer, Rahul Dev Shetty, whose has been directing and choreographing fashion events both in India and internationally for close to two decades.

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