Roma Narsinghani x REHWA is meant for all jewellery and handloom enthusiasts.
Known for her contemporary, conceptual, and edgy jewellery designs, Roma Narsinghani doesn’t warrant an introduction for those attuned to latest fashion trends. After garnering rave reviews from Bollywood’s fashion fixtures such as Sonam Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Raja Kumari, and hitting the Paris runways with her Rahul Mishra collaboration, Narsinghani has joined hands with REHWA society, a non-profit organisation that works for the welfare of weavers in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh.
The collection, which comprises of 14 exquisite saris and 54 pieces of brass jewellery, was created keeping the Maratha warrior queen Ahilya Bai Holkar as the focus. The magnificent Maheshwar Fort with its unique architecture and a spectrum of colours also became a major source of inspiration for Narsinghani.
“I found beauty in the fact that strength doesn’t merely lie in weapons but can also be measured in the character of a leader. The idea for this collection was to get younger women to look at the traditional sari with modern borders, contemporary colours, and accents,” says Narsinghani.
The motifs on the sari borders, selection of the colour scheme, and the structure jewellery pieces were created to resonate the history of Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. Think, temple-inspired motifs brought to life with colour blocking in diverse hues such as coral, orange, purple teal, and powder blues. The saris are complemented by a range of jewellery pieces. There are chain-link necklaces, hair accessories, septum rings, earrings, bun holders, and much more.
REHWA has been working at the forefront of preserving and innovating with Maheshwari handlooms for decades and has been credited to with the local craftswomen and men, assimilating them into the main fashion force.
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