ART MEETS FASHION
Designer Rimi Nayak, who has been a regular at the country’s most prestigious fashion weeks, decided to give a miss to the conventional fashion shows and decided to showcase her summer 2018 line through an experimental and explorative exhibition.
Art has played a major inspiration for the collection themed “Colour Me Your Kind (CMYK)”. The collection narrates a tale of an emotionally distressed woman, who is embarking on a journey of self discovery with a spirited mindset, eager to explore newer horizons, like an empty canvas waiting to be painted into a masterpiece. The muse pleads her artist to give her a fresh new lease of life by dabbing her in myriad hues and manifold shades.
The collection comes alive as an artist’s canvas since the designer has experimented in creating interesting and painstakingly detailed texturing with threads and fabric manipulation which resembles various art techniques like marbling and colourplay.
These interesting textures have been used on various silhouettes and patterns to create unique pieces of wearable art. Rimi has created an array of artistic display of these garments through installations which are narrated with complimentary poetic verses that reflect the essence and mood of these pieces and her thematic approach towards the collection in general. The pristine white walls of the Art Gallery (Art Exposure) was the home for this exploratory amalgamation of Fashion and Art through form, space and fabric.
OKHAI x RIMI NAYAK INDIA
For 10 days Rimi Nayak travelled to a quaint beach city called Mithapur, nestled in the far western tip of Gujrat. As a design professional she collaborated with the brand called OKHAI which is a CSR project of the TATA Companies. Talking about the experience there, she said “it made me understand the real meaning of sustainable and ethical fashion.” Okhai is a brand which has been there for more than 2 decades starting with empowering only a few women to going upto a 1600 plus empowered women of the milk route.
“This has definitely been one of the most enriching experience of my professional career. I got an opportunity to work with these incredible Rabari Tribe women who are extremely dedicated, hardworking and always curious to learn more and try harder. The limitations with which they work around without any complaints was an eyeopener and gave me a totally different perspective in life, where dedication triumphs adversity and curiosity overrides limitations.” Rimi added.