Ka-Sha

“Chitra” – SS16 collection, inspired by age-old Indian Pahari miniature paintings.

Ka-Sha, famed for their brilliance of colour and minute decorative details, this form of storytelling conveys tales of mortals, Gods and nature alike. The paintings showcase ornate translucent fabric-clad subjects amidst backdrops of architecture and nature. The patterned decorative flowers and their romanticised rendering are reminiscent of enchanted gardens laden with tropical flowers and extraordinary creatures weaving stories of love and mysticism in their midst. Local Indian flora and fauna inspire the artwork of this collection in silhouette, detail and surface ornamentation of the garments. The craft of ‘Chamba Rumals’ that relies heavily on miniature paintings for its illustrations, forms the basis for the embroidery technique; illustrative, colourful, reversible and laden with basic stitches to create beautiful artwork.

Florals on the clothing are translated through clamp-dyed patterns, hand embroidery, block printing, mirror work and smocking, to create reversible and airy garments that express contemporary luxury. The colour palette borrows heavily from the rich pigments in the paintings, ranging from rich red to rose pink, inky blues to sunshine yellows; in handwoven ‘Jamdanis’ and ‘cotton Muls’.

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  1. Slip dress in clamp dye
    £170.00
    Featuring a high–low dress in a natural base with yellow and ink blue clamp tie dye, and a contrasting colour... Learn More
  2. Ant top dress in clamp dye
    £170.00
    Featuring a wrap-style, knee-length dress in a natural base with blush pink and ink blue clamp tie dye from the brand,... Learn More
  3. Peeth dress
    £160.00
    Featuring a pleated dress in old green with contrasting colour bows along the centre back in pink orange from the... Learn More
  4. Two trench jacket dress
    Featuring a crossover, colour-blocked long jacket in ink blue with tie-up bows in pink orange and forest green from the... Learn More
  5. Dani Dress
    £170.00
    Featuring a colour-blocked flared dress in pink orange and ink blue with bows at the hem of the sleeves from the brand,... Learn More
  6. Aka Kedio jacket
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    £150.00
    Featuring a reversible flared short jacket in plum, and a natural base with yellow and ink blue clamp tie dye from the... Learn More
  7. Orange and blue sari with salmon pink blouse
    £249.00
    Featuring an orange net sari with a wide blue and coral, cotton, hand block printed border from the brand, Ka-Sha. The... Learn More
  8. Lilac and red sari with royal blue blouse
    £249.00
    Featuring a lilac net sari with a wide gold and red, cotton, hand block printed border from the brand, Ka-Sha. The sari... Learn More
  9. Plum and mint green sari with navy blue blouse
    £249.00
    Featuring a half-and-half plum with mint green, and mint green with gold, hand block printed silk sari with a hot pink... Learn More
  10. Maroon sari with gold blouse
    £249.00
    Featuring a maroon silk sari with gold hand block print motifs and a gold printed border from the brand, Ka-Sha. The... Learn More
  11. Peach sari with printed blouse
    £249.00
    Featuring a peach silk sari with gold hand block print motifs and a navy blue border (with red underside) from the... Learn More
  12. White printed sari with aqua blue blouse
    £249.00
    Featuring a white silk sari with mustard and blue hand block print and a blue and red border from the label, Ka-Sha.... Learn More
  13. Dusty pink sari with dark green blouse
    £299.00
    Featuring a dusty pink silk sari with three-dimensional, hand-embroidered motifs from the brand, Ka-Sha. The sari comes... Learn More
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