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Will you wear these Kashmiri designs?

By Rediff Get Ahead
Last updated on: March 17, 2021 20:06 IST
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GenNext designer Wajahat Raffughar presents Maazi on Day One of the FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week.

Designer Wajahat Raffughar is passionate about Kashmir, the land he focuses on for his inspiration.

He hopes to reintroduce the region's craft to a contemporary global market.

Talking about the collection he told, "It is a recollection of past memories and the nostalgia represented by paisley motifs.

"The fabric used is the handwoven and handspun muslin cotton of West Bengal.

"The collection has Raffughar's signature pheran silhouettes for the summer.

"Tulip hems and toor trousers with block printing are also part of this range."

You can read his interview here: 'Fashion could return to its basic beauty'.

The collection draws inspiration from Kashmir's beauty, culture and heritage.



Traditional silhouettes in pastel shades featured stunning paisley motifs.


The label, Raffughar, is dedicated to the famous darners of Kashmir and it takes into account the traditional sensibilities of Indian crafts.


The designer's personal experiences during the lockdown inspired these traditional silhouettes.


Different dimensions of the Himalayan region's motifs and calligraphy are evident in the collection.

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