Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Monsoon Festival 2 - Monsoon Fashion

Monsoon Fashion, a special exhibition on fashion and couture inspired by the Indian Monsoon, featuring some of the country's leading and young designers and artists.

The show will open on the 10th August, 2007 at the Queen’s Gallery, British Council, New Delhi at 6:30 pm as a Curtain Raiser to The Monsoon Festival 2. The festival is conceived, curated and presented by Red Earth; in association with Youthreach, Max Mueller Bhavan, British Council, First City, Baci, and Cards4U.

Monsoon Fashion - Curated by Himanshu Verma & Mayank Mansingh Kaul

Featuring :
500 B.C by Anandita Shah, Anju Modi, Hemant J. Khendilwal, Malini Ramani, Mayank Mansingh Kaul, Mukesh, Sagarika Sundaram, Shaila Nambiar, Shruti Phagre Mahajan,Sidharth Tytler, Small Shop (Jason & Anshu), Tarun Tahiliani, Varun Bahl & Weaver’s Studio

Fashion - much like art – can be a potent way of responding to and engaging in the landscapes around. While traditionally, Indian textiles and clothing traditions were heavily informed with the motives of nature - often celebrating seasons; bursts of wild expression in more recent Indian fashion represent that need for the individual to imagine without inhibitions, making possible the impossible. This exhibition, part of a larger festival which brings together diverse art mediums enables fashion in contextualising itself as a valid medium in the Visual Art stream - something that is only beginning to happen in India recently.

Festival Profile
Monsoon holds a special place in the Indian heart, offering a range of sensual, visual and aesthetic experiences. The Monsoon Festival presents varied interpretations and narratives of the monsoon from classical to contemporary, in a of variety of art forms: visual art, design, fashion, music, films, theatre, dance, poetry and more. For details see

We look forward to seeing you for the opening of the show, for which we are sending you an e-invite. We do hope that you will be able to join us in whackiest Monsoon avatar, with greens, blues, grays and purples…!

Also enclosed pictured from the Monsoon Light, Monsoon Paintings etc.

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