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Title The offbeat sari : Indian fashion unravelled / edited by Priya Khanchandani.

Publication Info. London : Design Museum, 2023.


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Description 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Subtitle from cover.
"This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition The Offbeat Sari at the Design Museum, London, 19 May to 17 September 2023"--page 204.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Priya Khanchandani -- Innovation -- Form -- Identity -- Resistance -- Materiality.
Summary In recent years, the sari has been reinvented. Urban youth who previously associated the sari with formal attire can now be found wearing saris and sneakers on their commutes to work. Designers are experimenting with hybrid forms such as sari gowns and dresses, pre-draped saris and innovative materials such as steel. Individuals are wearing the sari as an expression of resistance to social norms and activists are embodying it as an object of protest. Today, the sari manifests as a site for design innovation, an expression of identity and a crafted object carrying layers of cultural meanings. 'The Offbeat Sari' celebrates these innovations in sari design, with photography of pieces by leading contemporary designers. Commissioned essays by notable Indian writers such as Pragya Agarwal and Sonia Faleiro explore ideas such as gender fluidity, politics, sustainability, female empowerment and the self-image of India, alongside interviews with the designers whose work illustrates each theme.
Subject Saris -- India -- Exhibitions.
Saris -- Social aspects -- India -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Khanchandani, Priya, writer of introduction, editor.
Design Museum (London, England), host institution.
Added Title Indian fashion unravelled
ISBN 1872005640 paperback
9781872005645 paperback

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