Independence Day Special: From Ajrakh to Zardozi – India’s style gifts to the world
hat is it about India that makes it a regular presence on every design mood board across the world? From our tie-dye techniques to our age-old zardozi work — designers continue to incorporate our country’s vibrant aesthetic and insignia in their design process. Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 collection titled, Paris-Bombay comes to mind right away and it’s hard to erase Hermès limited edition saris unveiled in 2011. Labels like Etro have celebrated Maharaja prints and draping styles for years now. On Independence Day, we look at India’s epoch-defining offerings to the world.