Shruti Sancheti is one of the most famous names in Indian fashion - her silhouettes inspired by Indo-western figures are all made from hand-woven fabrics. Her new collection to be presented at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week, is entirely inspired by Maharashtra and it is the fruit of collaboration born with Maharashtra State Handloom Corporation with the aim of using only traditional Maharashtrian weaves and motifs.
In Shruti's words, "I have been working since the past one year on my Lakme Fashion Week A/W 13 collection, called Saaj. I have striven to revive the ancient, abandoned weaves of the region by using the lesser known and humble (but equally intricate and impeccable) weaves like the untapped but magnificent Shahpuri, Rasta, Narli, Ruiphool, Karvatkati, and Jyot". The designer has reported to be inspired also by Paithani weave for the embroidery of her creations.