“Fabric feels fundamental. It’s pure and honest. When you hand weave fabric you are consumed by the act of it. The process is tiresome, each thread is like a vein crucial no matter how fine. It is a test of patience, stamina and persistence, through frustration, monotony and even meditation. I believe that it is a part of a cycle that contains life within it. Each hand woven piece of fabric holds a history, a story, a personality.’
‘Solace’ aims to challenge the preconceptions of menswear and restore an appreciation for slow-fashion through the use of traditional techniques, natural materials and modest design in a world obsessed with globalisation and technology
This collection unfolds Ananya’s own perspective of a delicate dialogue between two distinct cultures; the vibrancy of the Indian landscape, her solace within its chaos, combined with a composure and sensibility, a kind of poise found only in the British lifestyle.
The fabrics combine carefully selected elements from both cultures, from the sensitivity of the color palette - inspired by the cityscape of Sholapur, to the weave - inspired by the classic Tweed.