Giving traditional tie and dye a new life, Akanksha Gajria is the designer you go to for that immediate pop in your closet. From lehengas to gowns, cholis, shararas and everything in between, the designer has adapted this ancient craft into a modern staple that one simply must own when it comes to festive wear.
Studied from the Raffles Institute of Design, Gajria’s aesthetic is contemporary chic. Her eponymous label came into being in 2013, her journey through collections has made a name in the industry with her unique 65 colour library of tie and dye textures.
Each design has an exclusive appeal as it’s hand done and no two pieces can ever be alike. While the craft itself has been in the country for eons, her varied approach has brought it back to life.
“I personally hate repetition and the beauty of tie and dye is that no two designs ever look the same, so each design has its own appeal and no two brides will ever look alike!”
WHAT’S ON SHOWCASE?
Her latest collection Riot 2.0 takes her love for tie dye to the next stage by not only having the fabric embedded with the craft but even the sequins has it printed on it. It is the first of its kind in the country. In addition, her classic pieces will also be on showcase, these are perfect for the mehendi and other daytime soirees.
WHAT WE LOVE?
It takes a lot to reinvent a classic craft. Akanksha Gajria has managed to uplift tie and dye like nobody else and it’s only gotten better.