Inspired by demonetisation, Althea launched a brand new collection which has been created using the print of the old 500 and 1,000-rupee notes combined with the fresh colours of the newly-introduced currency.(AFP photo)
Inspired by demonetisation, Althea launched a brand new collection which has been created using the print of the old 500 and 1,000-rupee notes combined with the fresh colours of the newly-introduced currency.(AFP photo)

Ode to demonitisation: Designer wants to gift line made of old, new currency to Modi

The Hyderabad based designer exhibited the clothing line at Lakme Fashion Week, which concluded on Sunday.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2017 02:35 PM IST

Designer Althea Krishna paid an ode to demonetisation through her latest collection and says she wants to gift a piece from her line to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Hyderabad based designer exhibited the clothing line at Lakme Fashion Week, which concluded on Sunday.

Inspired by demonetisation, Althea launched a brand new collection which has been created using the print of the old 500 and 1,000-rupee notes combined with the fresh colours of the newly-introduced currency.

“Ever since the move of demonetising Rs 500 and 1,000 notes was announced, I have been inspired to come out with my new collection. The collection pays a tribute to the old notes while simultaneously looking to the future by infusing the colour of the new currency,” the designer said. “I want to gift a piece from my collection to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

Althea’s new collection has been created using 60% of organic cotton weft and 40% of Tussar silk warp for the sheen.

The designer said the silhouettes are in vintage style and ideal for every age group to wear during the summer season.

“All my designs have traditional Indian roots and bold cuts. Moreover, since summer is around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to start it with a collection that is wearable and also has a touch of vintage to it”.

Althea has been selling designer clothing under her label ‘Althea Krishna’ since 2012.

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