Last year, in August, Indian designer Sanjay Garg debuted at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive. He soon became well known for his ready-to-wear pieces and the sarees he creates under the label Raw Mango.
For those who had not yet heard of Sanjay Garg, they became acquainted with his name after the preview of his last collection in Mumbai this January. The line was available at the concept store called Bungalow 8 in Colaba, and the event was characterised by queues of women waiting to don the products and promptly the shelves were empty.
The collection comprised of long kurtas, straight trousers and silk and brocade lehengas. Moreover, a line of quilted jackets and heavy jewelleries completed the collection. The pieces were characterised by soft colours, such as peach, green, beige, gold, indigo and pink. Moreover, some of them were embellished with animal design inspired textiles.
His creations were hugely applauded by a large and growing group of hand-woven textile enthusiasts.
Garg, pleasantly surprised by the huge success of his jackets, expressed his gratitude for being appreciated by so many. Indeed, given the weather in Mumbai, he never thought that a single soul would have bought them! However, the jackets proved a hit, thus conveying that not just anarkalis, but also other clothing, can be valued if tailored to perfection. The prices of the lehengas range from a minimum of Rs 85,000 to a maximum of Rs 2 lakh, while the jackets are priced between Rs 13,000 and Rs 30,000.
His creations are, indeed, known for the excellence of their manufacturing, required a lot of work. In other words, he is willing to undergo intense amounts of pressure in order to make sure that his pieces are of the finest quality - he would not showcase at Lakme Fashion Week if he felt any one of his creations were at a loss of quality! The new pieces are part of the Signature line and also part of the new collection made under the label Raw Mango, with the name 'Sooti'.
Source: The Hindu