Demonetisation effect: designer clothes from waste fabric
When last year in November, some people learned some hard lessons, courtesy demonestization, this student of fashion design turned the ‘adversity’ into innovation. The cap on wedding expenses led Devyani Kharbanda, studying fashion design at Pearl Fashion Academy to create a trousseau using waste fabric or katran as it is called colloquially, hence compiling a collection of sustainable occasion wear.
As interesting as the concept sounds, the idea to bring a collection on these lines too was amusingly borne. Hit by demonestization while working on her final project of wedding ensembles in November, she was encouraged by her guide to think real.
“In hindsight, it was a blessing in disguise as it made me push my boundaries and be innovative for a larger audience. Wedding clothes are exorbitantly priced and demonestization gave me the opportunity to bring it within the reach of everyone,” shares Kharbanda, adding that the idea was to make best use of waste and beautifying it at the same time.
Kharbanda started the task of resourcing the raw material, which was done mainly from tailors in designer hubs of Hauz Khas and Shahpur Jat, which she juxtaposed with giving wings to her creativity.
“The kataran was then developed into making various …read more