It would not be utterly wrong to say that fashion is nothing but a trend that keeps reinventing itself in the smallest and the biggest manner. While the big fashion houses and labels work in a cycle — renovating and innovating the trends of yesteryear on a smaller scale, artefacts like handloom and delicate artistry are seeing the light of day once again.
So, if you are one such person who loves to wear traditional attire then 'National Silk Expo’ is where you must unwind the passion for dressing ethnic. The exhibition-cum-sale offers an exotic collection of sarees and dress material such as Bhagalpur silk from Bihar, Chanderi and maheshwari silk saree from Madhya Pradesh and Ghadwal, dharmawaram, uppada silk & kalamkari print from Andhra Pradesh, Banarasi silk saree and lakhnavi chikan from U.P. Patola, Bandhini from Gujarat, kanjiwaram from tamilnadu, west bengal kantha work, baluchari & baylu saree etc.
Bhagalpur, which was on the ancient Silk Route that connected India with countries such as China in the east and Europe in the west, is famous for its Tussar silk and supplies the product. Bhagalpuri silk has made its presence felt on fashion ramps with designers making it the fabric of choice.
On the other hand, Chanderi, which is amongst the best-known handloom clusters, occupies a special place because of its centuries old weaving speciality of producing finely textured fabrics of silk and cotton embellished with zari woven work, and more specifically because of its saris that have been patronised by royalty.
Traditional handlooms of various states like Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar, among others, are vying for attention at the stalls. The expo being organised from 18th October & it will be concludes on October 23.