Considered among one of the oldest civilizations in the world, Indian civilization began about 4,500 years ago. Despite a series of cultural invasions, it retained its culture and heritage for the future generations of ‘Bharat’.
The rich and glorious past, architecture, culture, art & craft, etc. of India have always been a muse to many national and international designers. No surprise that our student Rohini Varshney chose one of the most recent architectural marvel and symbol of devotion, learning and harmony – Akshardham, for her final year project.
Inspired from Akshardham, Rohini from the Pg-Fashion Design course named her garments’ collection as ‘Dharohar’ which in Hindi language means heritage or legacy.
Akshardham temple in New Delhi exemplifies 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breath-taking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. Everything about it mesmerised Rohini and used used temple’s peculiar and aesthetic construction like, pillars, toms, carving, motifs, and most importantly framework for her creation. Rohini combined the repetitive approach of elements, like lines and monograms with Calcutta traditional fabric.
Overall, this collection is a perfect blend of contemporary thinking and our age old customs which binds us all in a single thread. After taking a look at this beautiful collection, we can surely say Job well done girl!