WIFW: Cool Kashmir

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Zubair Kirmani WIFW AW 2014

Two designers were inspired by Kashmir for AW 2014/15: Zubair Kirmani and Mrilnalini. It was great to see how the same inspiration can produce such different results. Zubair’s collection was feminine indulgence and prettiness whereas Mrilnalini had a utilitarian approach.

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Zubair Kirmani WIFW AW 2014

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Zubair Kirmani WIFW AW 2014

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Zubair Kirmani WIFW AW 2014

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Zubair Kirmani WIFW AW 2014

Zubair’s collection was one of escape and romance and a celebration of traditional Kashmiri embroidery techniques with the work produced in Kashmir itself for added authenticity.

A newer designer, Mrilnalini’s collection was inspired by Kashmir’s former serenity and the collection strived to make a political reference to bandaging old, angry scars but with an aim of hope and spirituality. Military inspired looks gave way to those inspired by Sufism.

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Mrinalini WIFW AW 2014

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Mrinalini WIFW AW 2014

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Mrinalini WIFW AW 2014

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Mrinalini WIFW AW 2014

 

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2 Comments to “WIFW: Cool Kashmir”

  1. I hope you will consider contributing an Indian recipe to the Global Recipe Project – it’s for a good cause! 🙂 http://crowdedearthkitchen.com/global-recipe-project/

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