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Kolkata: Six prominent Delhi designers come together to house their collections at The HangarIndia Blooms News Service
The Hangar, a ground breaking contemporary lifestyle space, will house the labels Namrata Joshipura, Pankaj&Nidhi, Payal Pratap, Play Clan, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Tulsi by Neeru Kumar
Located in the upscale neighbourhood of Alipore, The Hangar has been converted into a lifestyle destination from former port trust sheds. The designers already had a strong presence in Kolkata, and felt that now was the time to establish a permanent address given the importance of the Kolkata market.
Organic and elemental materials such as fiber board, steel piping, concrete and jali have been used to create an industrial aesthetic that is softened by the beautiful clothes and products. Adding to the interesting juxtaposition of materials, a formidable wall of plant boxes greets clients as they enter the space.
Amith Chabra, architect, of Livin' Colors Design has reconstituted the voluminous space into six open shops that are demarcated but designed to encourage a communal interaction. Ankush Seth of Mobile Technikshad been given the challenge of executing the interior elements of The Hangar - pieces were crafted in their Delhi workshop and shipped to Kolkata.
The curated collection by all designers that debuts at The Hangar will include the following:
Tulsi by Neeru Kumar’s collection plays with texture and a range of colours. Tulsi is one of India’s most known design house that offers a wide range of textiles and contemporary fashion for women by blending indigenous craft techniques, skills and hand done processes for the consumer.Tulsi continues to create a collection with exquisite silk, silk blends and other natural fibres. These fabrics create perfectly tailored and artfully constructed garments for day wear and evening wear with trendy embroideries and unique textures. Beautiful and tastefully done embroidery on rich natural fabrics is the master flavour of Tulsi.
Designer Namrata Joshipura’s vision is that of a global aesthetic. Her clothing easily translates across geographies and other artificial constructs such as age, race and point of view. The collectionfuses contemporary silhouettes with modern interpretations of artisanal embellishments. The latest Fall’16 collection at The Hangar comprises of Dresses, Gowns, Tops and Tunics.
The Pankaj&Nidhi store is the first of its kind in the city of joy. The inviting space carries the duo's Military inspired- Autumn Winter 2016 collection and also their classic Savannah Song collection complete with pastels and light dresses. The store also carries signature festive style fit for the upcoming season.
The collection from designer Rajesh Pratap Singh is for both men and women across all categories. The designer’s textile repertoire extends from experimenting with Ikkat weaves, handloom indigos, chanderi and exclusively Benaras weaves. The store would also offer bespoke tailoring from January 2017.
Designer Payal Pratap designs are for the modern women who are ready to experiment as well as appreciate and understand craft and design. The collection at The Hangar is peppered with signature cross stitch detailing and digital embroideries. The store in Kolkata would house the entire range from the brand, both mainline as well as the prêt line – ‘Umbar’ by the designer.
Fusing graphics with craft to narrate visual novellas which are featured in the collections across fashion, home, accessories and art, PlayClan showcases products ranging from etched coasters and coptic leather journals to hand embroidered arts and artisanal crafted graphic clothing. Every PlayClan product tells a tale of traditions, with a contemporary reinterpretation.