The love for Mekhela Chador is eternal and this time none other than actor Karisma Kapoor will wrap herself in the beautiful Assamese weave as she turns show stopper for designer Sanjukta Dutta at the Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week (LMIFW) in New Delhi.
In the glitzy event, Dutta who hails from Nagaon, Assam will present her new collection “morom” which means Love in Assamese. The collection is said to be inspired by flowers and butterfly and the ravishing Bollywood beauty will be highlighting the exquisite finery from Assam.
Kapoor is looking forward to walk for Dutta for the upcoming show as reports say. “This will promote handloom and the beautiful Mekhela Chador,” said Kapoor.
Talking about her collection, Dutta said in a statement that the collection is especially designed for the modern woman of today in handwoven Assamese silk, woven by the weavers of Assam. “It’s a collection by women for women. Morom includes designs which beautifully amalgamate the tradition of Assam with modern silhouettes,” she added.
The gala event, organized by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), will be held on March 14.
Dutta won the ‘Best Fashion Designer of the Year’ at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018. The award ceremony held in Mumbai every April is organised by the Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation for acknowledging achievers in different fields.
When actress Bipasha Basu walked the ramp in Lakme Fashion Week 2016 in one of Dutta’s creations, she said that Mekhela Chador was easier to wear than a saree. This comment by Basu was, reportedly, a turning point in Dutta’s life.
The designer’s creations have been flaunted by many famous actresses like Dia Mirza and Priyanka Chopra.
The designer who is well known for taking Mekhela Chador on the international platform is an engineering graduate from Assam Engineering College.
The designer who gave up her job as an engineer in the Public Works Department (PWD) of Assam government in 2013 has 13 factories that employs many weavers.