NEW DELHI: Meera and Muzzafar Ali previewed their Spring Summer 2007 collection on 22 september. They are also participating at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.
Duo’s collection titled ‘Khataati’ previewed at their crescent store includes rich brocades and silks, intricate embroidery, and elegant cut spell. ‘Khataati’ means Urdu calligraphy.
Meera Muzaffar Ali collection reflects the intricate delicacy of artistic Lucknow. The clothes are quilted in Indo Western with embroideries like Chikan work, Zardozi and Awadhi Tukri and Daraz techniques.
Meera & Muzaffar Ali has brought centuries' old tradition back to life by upgrading craft of Lucknow and Kotwara. Both Chikan and Zardozi today have become contemporary and the label of Kotwara is internationally associated with the philosophy of clothes that integrates aesthetics and humanity, peace and harmony.
The range broaden from innovations in Indian and western forms using simple craft techniques of chikan, zardozi, tukdi and appliqué with hand detailing to create dramatic effects.
The label of Kotwara is both avant-garde and traditional and evokes an image, which is an interesting blend of detailing and innovation, modernity and old world charm.
Unlike traditional Lehnga they have constructed range of western forms from long coats to shorter jackets, dresses, skirts and trousers. This are gently quilted, subtly embroidered and delicately hand finished.
Muzaffar Ali, filmmaker, painter, and designer, draws deep inspiration from Sufi poetry and music. They held several fashion shows in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Madras, Singapore, Kuwait, London, and New York.