‘Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.’ -Jelaluddin Rumi
I’ll meet you there where flowers grow from wounds to be mended. Sitting on the fence all through our existence, choosing sides - the good or the bad. Our inspiration thrives on the idea of this duality in human nature. It is inspired by the multiple layers that we are and that we need to be accepted for. The definition of something more often than not is a result of the existence of its absolute opposite. Good defines evil, happiness defines sadness, black defines white. Hidden behind masks, cultural expectations, societal norms and gender based roles true identity is hard to define. We are all unique each finding our balance to be allowed to be both - virtuous and flawed, positive and negative - inside out. Taking a cue from the sheerness of the hand woven Kota Doria and Chanderi and the extensive use of layering at Ka-Sha, our exploration for our collection took us down the path of marrying multiple and contrasting characteristics. Does a singular entity have just one characteristic? We think not. Hand embroidered fabric flowers and thread work adorn the surface seamlessly alongside handwoven checkered and polka patterns. The contrast between the organic florals and geometry, the layered - voluminous and structured, panelled and overlapped, in deep greens and greys and bright reds and mustards, sets the tone for our collection.