I have been recently been invited to the first anniversary of TISHA, the luxury heritage bridal brand. TISHA is renowned for its contemporary garments crafted in traditional ways –an amalgamation of vibrant handloom weaves and intricate embroidery.
Handmade at every stage, each luxurious garment is unique and has its own distinct character, owing to the natural textures of handloom weaves, handspun fabrics like matka silk, tussar and raw silk, all embellished with pearls, zardozi and gota hand embroidery.
TISHA features 3 distinct collections – The Meher-un-Nissa Collection which is inspired by the life and times of the enigmatic Empress Noor Jahan. The collection pays homage to her spirit, intelligence and aesthetic sensibility. These are rendered onto traditional Mughal silhouettes, where each timeless ensemble has been discerningly curated for the contemporary woman.
The Shalimar Bagh Collection pays homage to the grand beauty of Shalimar Bagh, the spectacular royal gardens of Kashmir. Soft Pastel colours in delicate silks, airy handspun matka silks, chiffons and georgettes inspired by tulips, narcissus, roses and vines that bloom here each spring.
The Aarekhini collection inspired by the vibrant textiles of Gujarat encompasses the traditional kutch silhouettes like kaanchdi (backless blouses) and chola (sleeveless garment) which are reinterpreted in contemporary versions.
Speaking on this occasion, Ms Tisha Saksena (Designer) said – “Fabrics with inherent texture such as traditional Indian textiles including matkasilk, rawsilk, gajji and mashru silks provide a rich visual contrast to contemporary fabrics such as georgette, silk chiffon, silk habotai and silk tulle. The combination of these appearingly distinct fabrics creates a rich vocabulary of texture, visual interest and textile detail while creating a garment
The clothing line is an merger of vibrant array of handloom weaves textiles and intricate embroideries curated by skilled craftspeople from all across India. Her designs have regularly been spotted on celebrities like Karishma Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra and the appreciation for her products have been growing steadily. Do check out their store at Meherchand Market, Lodhi Road, Delhi.
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