It’s an all-out Indian fashion affair in Madrid as Spain hosts the first bilateral Spain-India fashion meeting, Valladolid De Moda. In the cultural exchange that began on Monday and ends today, collections of noted designers including Kavita Bhartia and Ritu Kumar will be showcased.
“It’ll make Indian fashion better known in Spain for its creativity, and India as a growing market in the global context. My collection is titled ‘Wild Flower Hall’ — a comeback of black graphic prints with floral details,” says Bhartia, who added that she won’t be able to personally attend the event. Her collection, which will be shown today, combines traditional kalamkari designs and zardozi techniques, and has a lot of textures, colours, hand embroidery and tie and dye in contemporary silhouettes.
Ritu Kumar, who’ll present the grand finale show at the event, says, “I’m showcasing 12 garments from my couture line that are Indian in essence but western in cuts. There is a lot of colour, gota work, Rajasthani elements, classic gold work with zardozi, Banarasi brocade fabrics.” Kumar will also be honoured at the event for her contribution to Indian fashion.