National Award winning designer Neeta Lulla, known for exquisite bridal and trousseau designs, will showcase an exclusive Paithani collection consisting of contemporary separates, as part of the 'Make in India' initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The fashion show is scheduled to be held in Mumbai on February 17 under the 'Maharashtra Textiles Show/ Make in Maharashtra' event, which is a part of the 'Make in India' campaign.
"'Make in India' as an initiative has great potential and I am truly humbled to be a part of this nationwide phenomenon. To me, it's about celebrating the true spirit of Maharashtra and India, " said Lulla.
The designer is to showcase a Paithani range with the collection ranging from flowing lehangas to long kurtas to jackets, dhoti pants and sarong skirts which have been embodied to perfection to bring out the richness of Paithani.
The collection will showcase the diffused nature of colours to create a romantic tenor. It is made from natural silk in cotton with precious gold and silver metal threads to enhance rich jewels tone colours like emeralds, amber, garnet or cobalt.
Talking about it, Lulla said: "Maharashtra has always held a special place in my heart; this has been home to my whole life and art. I have chosen to showcase the intricacies, elaborateness and immaculacy of Paithani, a legacy of Maharashtra. "
"Paithani uses the ancient technique of tapestry where multiple threads of different colours along with gold and silver threads are woven together to form a fascinating piece of silk and has a special place in the life of women who are the pillars of every family and society. "
"Paithani collection is inspired and a tribute to the rich, giving and spectacular culture. I am absolutely confident that this range would stand out and make an impact", she added.