CAUGHT IN A KNOT – CURATOR – JDADA2019
“In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic.”
—- IMAN —-
Designer Harshita and Surbhi have created a minimalistic and subtle formal wear collection called, “Caught in a Knot” for working women inspired by the Dilwara temple, located at Mount Abu in Rajasthan. The collection is a reflection of the various barriers and stereotypes that the woman of today is breaking to achieve her dreams.
The Dilwara temple is an architecturally renowned Jain temple in India. Intricately carved marble stone speaks of the superior quality craftsmanship of the workers which is visible in every aspect of this temple. The temple is made up of five sections dedicated to the five Jain Tirthankaras – Lord Mahaveer Swami, Shri Adinathji,
Shri Parshavnathji, Shri Rishabdaoji and Shri Neminathji. Vimal Vasahi or
Lord Adinathji. The intricate stone carving on the marble pillars and ceilings is a plethora of petals, lotus buds, and flowers carved on the ceilings and pillars. Carved corridors, courtyards, arches, and porticos are other distinctive features of the temple.
The collection is created keeping the structure of the temple in mind. Whereas, the macramé knots technique used for the collection resembles the intricate marble carvings of the temple. The colours of the garments are cream, grey and light pink derived from the colour palette from the stone of the temple. The garments of the collection are made using Terrywool to ensure longevity. The collection comprises of classic blazer and suits that incorporates timeless style. The designers have used an uncommon combination of macramé knots on formal wear.