New Delhi–Fashion designer Anupama Dayal, who feels India is a “mysterious land of diverse culture”, is set to showcase a line inspired by Naga tribes, at the forthcoming Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2016.
“I have always been fascinated with different customs, heritage and this made be explore the Naga tribes for this season. A couple of months back, I visited Nagaland and met with a lot of different tribes which made it easier for me to understand the history better and was helpful in implementing it into my collection,” said the designer.
Titled ‘Fight & Feast by Anupama Dayal’, the collection is centred around the concept of ‘compositions’.
“I have used the distinctive Naga tribal colours of red, black and white… Also, accents of an ultra marine blue that I spotted on the Rengma costume and was mesmerised by. (I have used) Some tangerine and a spice green to complete the colour palette for this collection. Some of the fabrics used are khaki and different blends of silk,” Dayal told IANS.
The designer stressed that she believes in “close integration with our roots and customs”.
“There is so much to explore and gain knowledge by involving ourselves in the rich cultural taste of our country rather than following what the west is doing,” Dayal added.
Her new collection targets the fierce warrior in every woman, who stands up for herself and for injustice.
Dayal is excited about her showcase at the five-day fashion gala, which will begin from March 16 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.