Sanskar by Sonam Dubal

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Marco Polo Collection 2019-20

Marco Polo
| Capsule Collection Autumn Winter 2019/20

Inspired by the travels of Marco Polo this Autumn
Winter collection revisits the story of silk along the
silk route. Hand Embroideries evoke totem like
influences and reflect the ornate patterns of the
brocades from that period. Rich jewel tones in
burgundy, deep purple and gold contrast against
layers of black lending an air of Oriental
mystery to modern Indo-Asian shapes.


An era travel , of wanderlust and handcrafted elegance all
come together in the colors of the earth,wind, water and fire

Waxed in the language of crafts this collection harks to the
preservation of heritage rendering traditional weaves
in modern contemporary avatars . Inter weaving the stories
of silk and the legend of Marco polo we once again move
to a restorative, ecological awakening that threads us back
to nature and its cosmic fragments

Marco Polo Capsule Collection Autumn Winter 2019-20
The Oracle-India Fashion Week 2018
The Oracle | Amazon India Fashion Week 2018

The Oracle is a collection that reflects the rich heritage of
craft as an essence of nature, mirroring the preservation of
tradition and interpreting it through bead work, block
printing and woven textiles. This Autumn Winter 2018 collection
by Sonam Dubal traverses the line between the conscious and
the unconscious mind - a state of fluid and spatial freedom.
Evolving his signature style, it is in the details
of the embroidery, colors and textures that one sees the
effortless balance and design in nature - a serenity,
a quietness and a story of solidarity, melting into
and creating a cultural canvas that spans our pasts and
its constant changes that link us to the future.
“My goal has been to restore balance, to find solace in
artisanal work done by hand-printing, embroidery and weaving,
with an awareness of each other’s abilities -and the natural
interdependence that we have with each other and with
nature” - Sonam Dubal.
The Oracle-Amazon Indian Fashion Week 2018 Signature velvet and mirror work pieces teamed
with vintage textiles lend an old world charm, while
glamorous hand painted kimonos and signature wrap
coordinate sets add a contemporary Indo-Asian touch
to the collection. An Eri or Ahimsa silk coat is
embroidered with wood bead work and is layered
with acontemporary silk jersey dress. Easy and
voluminous block printed and over-dyed pieces
are layered with hand embroidered boiled wool capes.
This eclectic play of textiles forms an exotic
canvas of an era gone past. This is a collection
of crossroads - clashes of modernity and tradition,
an angst at the pace of illusion beaming at us,
a constant barrage of images that mirror reality
with deception. The abstract play of mirror work,
the deep tones of indigo, black and greys in
stripes reflect this mélange of our times; the three
dimensions of uncertain individuality, separation and
merged unity. Signature velvet and mirror work
pieces teamed with vintage textiles lend an old world
charm, while glamorous hand painted kimonos and signature
wrap coordinate sets add a contemporary Indo-Asian
touch to the collection. An Eri or Ahimsa
silk coat is embroidered with wood bead work
and is layered with a contemporary silk jersey
dress. Easy and voluminous block printed and over- dyed
pieces are layered with hand embroidered boiled wool capes.

This eclectic play of textiles forms an exotic
canvas of an era gone past. This is a collection of
crossroads - clashes of modernity and tradition,
an angst at the pace of illusion beaming at us,
a constant barrage of images that mirror
reality with deception. The abstract play of
mirror work, the deep tones of indigo,
black and greys in stripes reflect this
mélange of our times; the three dimensions of
uncertain individuality, separation and merged unity.

The Oracle seeks to once again find the core that
resonates back to the natural, to a healing center
with its simplicity and symbolic language.
A restorative, ecological awakening that threads
us back to nature and its cosmic fragments.
Sacred Geometry Eco Fashion Week 2017 Vancouver Canada
Sacred Geometry | Eco Fashion Week 2017, Vancouver, Canada The beginning of human design is rooted in sacred geometry, used by the ancient world to decorate its sacred spaces. These designs have served as the blue prints for an ever-evolving development and exploration of traditional fabric. These sustainable textiles are inspired by nature and share a sacred relationship with it through their design. Inspired by this relationship we have created a contemporary rendition of traditional artisanal techniques of surface ornamentation, bringing to the forefront issues of environment and how we use our resources. The sustainable process of tradition have been used in this collection with block printed stripes, embroidered paisleys and natural motifs of flora and fauna. This collection comprises of cotton, silk, velvet, recycled Ikat and blend wool capes –a complete collection for the global traveller. My goal has been to return to balance, to find solace in endeavors lovingly done by hand. Sacred Geometry  Eco Fashion Week 2017, Vancouver Canada
Sacred Geometry Eco Fashion Week 2017 The awareness of our lives and the need to build a diverse harmonious world, is the call of the day. Multicultural values and the strengths derived from this have become important aspects for global growth and sustenance.
It is a homage to artists the world over, who create a language of design, a grid mapping the past into the present and reflecting the future. Small is beautiful is the new motif of this collection, an emotional journey of meaning and assimilation developed with craft.

Established in 2010, Eco Fashion Week (EFW) has successfully showcased 12 editions featuring over 150 designers from all over the world. EFW is not for profit organization that aims to present solutions and innovations working to develop a more responsible fashion industry.

Sacred Geometry was Sanskar’s second collection showcased at EFW.
Earth Cycles Eco Fashion Week 2016 Vancouver Canada
Earth Cycles | Eco Fashion Week 2016, Vancouver, Canada
This collection for the Eco fashion week is shaped by traditions of weaving and recycling in India, the philosophy of sustaining life in one’s culture and understanding one’s interdependence on nature. Through indigenous craft, this collection is an ode to the organic relationship that people have built with the creative processes in weaving and embroidery. Amalgamating craft textiles, such as Ikat, Kantha, Khadi and Eri silk, into contemporary dresses and plainer pleated tunics, this collection creates an interesting harmony in autumn tones of browns and rusts against plainer styles in textures of black in cotton Khadi. Indigenous prints from – Congo and Ghana – further explore the theme of hand woven textiles and designs, fusing them with Indian bead work and intricate thread embroidery in earth tones creating a new design for the Pan Asian silhouette
Earth Cycles Eco Fashion Week 2016 Vancouver Canada
Earth-Cycles-Eco-Fashion-Week-Vancouver-2016 “My journey with design is closely linked to this pattern of recycling fabric, reusing and mixing it with modern design, weaving and blending textiles from many parts of the country.” - Sonam Dubal The colours in the collection are predominantly earth tones – from beiges, browns to gold with deep maroons balanced with blacks and tones of grey.

This collection ends with a Map print, expressing the cross cultural indigenous influences and diversity. As a result, shapes blend between the worlds and embody both fluidity and structure, symbolically embroidered in motifs like the tree of life and bark motifs. Established in 2010, Eco Fashion Week (EFW) has successfully showcased 12 editions featuring over 150 designers from all over the world. EFW is not for profit organization that aims to present solutions and innovations working to develop a more responsible fashion industry. Earth Cycles was Sanskar’s debut collection showcased at EFW.
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