#artwear

Images of friends wearing my signature Art Wear silhouettes.

A lovely image of the beautiful Prakruti Jain in Jodhpur. She is wearing one of my Art Wear Naksha skirts in the Midi length. Out-of-the-blue :-) ๐Ÿ’™, this picture showed up on my FaceBook feed one day, and I asked Prakruti if she had a story about the skirt. Turns out she had been at a Tango festival and had an American friend recognize the skirt as being one of mine!

It's always fun to see how creative and playful people can get when they fuse their own sense of style to my creations ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Here, you see the magnificent Mina (@m._i_n_.a @anandamidelaboratorium) wearing an Art Wear Naksha Minuit-length skirt as a dress paired with our Short Overtop. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘—

I wish for my clients to feel pure joy, have a groove in their move, and be content in the present moment - always in the Now. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

In this image, you can see Naomi Shtilman starting to swirl and dance in our skirts (check out our Instragram to see the full video clip), ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ lightening up the atelier with her infectious laughter. ๐Ÿ˜ Her bubbly spirit brightens every colour she wears and livens up every place she goes. Naomi personifies the attributes that I want my clients to experience: Lightโ˜€๏ธBeauty๐ŸŒบFreedom๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

Thank you Naomi for being the ideal muse and such a great friend. ๐Ÿค—

Erika Lernot's "Dreams of Cuba"

These are images of the gorgeous Erika Lernot wearing her Naksha Mini skirt as a strapless dress. These images first appeared in Erika's story Dreams of Cuba. Blogger, singer, model and world traveler - Erika was the model for our Midsummer Night's Dream mood.

The Naksha skirt - in 4 lengths - micro, mini, midi and minuit - is my signature silhouette. Each skirt is made from a single Tangail or Jamdani saree, matched with the appropriate lining to give a distinctive light-layering effect, where a third colour is visible due to the translucency of the fine Bengal muslin.

Each skirt is unique, cut from a single (usually one-of-a-kind) saree. The first version of the skirt was created almost 20 years ago, and I have created thousands of them since. I'm pretty sure no two have been identical. It is a super-comfortable, easy-to-wear piece, allowing free movement, and suitable for all ages and occasions.

The first Naksha skirts were created for me to wear while dancing and performing Salsa, so they had to be comfortable and allow full freedom of movement.

Since it is a crushed skirt - the garment is twisted into a rope in the final stages of drying and stored as such - it travels easily and does not require ironing. The resulting crinkling of the fabric adds additional texture to it's visual appearance.