Norma Kamali, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Mara Hoffman and Mimi Prober are coming together with Sadhguru and the Isha Foundation for Fashion for Peace. The Feb. 13 group presentation will play up conscious design while supporting artisans and designers through their work.
Sadhguru and the Isha Foundation culled more than 100 Indian textiles that have been woven in a steeped tradition for some 5,000 years. Kamali found them so precious that she chose to solely drape them. The centuries-old process is at risk due to the looming shadow of fast fashion and the artisans’ offspring opting for college rather than carrying on the textile traditions. To draw attention to these techniques, each designer is creating four to six exclusive looks for the Spring Studios event. (Fans of Priyanka Chopra and Joe Jonas will recognize Mukherjee’s name for designing the attire they wore for their second wedding celebration on Dec. 2 in Jodphur.)