Tina Tahiliani-Parikh, Executive Director – Ensemble, India’s first multi-designer store and Architectural Digest Editor,
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Manju Sara Rajan, co-hosted a special preview event of ‘Sooti’, an exquisite new line of saris by Raw Mango and Garments by Sanjay Garg, the label’s designer at Ensemble’s flagship Mumbai store at Lion Gate.
The event was yet another testament to Ensemble’s fervent passion for promoting artisanal Indian crafts.
Through this glimpse of Raw Mango’s collection, Ensemble showcased a new dimension to India’s traditional textiles and weaves, in tune with this season’s trends. The guests who came to the event included some of the city’s most ardent fans of Indian textiles and saris.
Among those who attended were Masaba Gupta, Prerna Goel, Nirja Shah, Gayatri Rangachari-Shah, Bandana Tewari,
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Maithili Raghavan, Ratna Krishnakumar, Maneka Thadani, Pratima Bhatia, Hema Patel, Aditi Kothari, Gauri Devidayal, Sangeeta Jindal and Mala Goenka, to name a few.
Speaking about the collection, Tina Tahiliani-Parikh says, “I have been a big fan of Raw Mango and Sanjay Garg’s work since I first saw his collection several years ago.
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Ensemble has always been a diligent promoter of Indian textiles and crafts – especially the sari in all its forms – be it traditional or contemporary. We are very excited to unveil this new collection to our customers.”
Guests attending the event were seen admiring the pieces from the collection which are inspired by the rustic beauty of phentiya (ghaghra) and developed using the age-old kadwa brocade technique of Varanasi,
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Which features patterns that are etched in gold against a silk background, achieve a remarkable clarity of design with jewel-like enamelling.