Susan Thomas, Pavithra Muddaya, Yashodhara Shroff, Prasad Bidapa
The clothes we wear are not just a reflection of our personal tastes and preferences, but also our identities and cultural contexts. Similarly, fashion design trends of a particular period say a lot about the people and the geographies they occupied, the politics and diplomacy of governments, and the kinds of societies that existed. Clothing patterns have evolved through the centuries – from patterns to prints, folds to fabrics, sizes to silhouettes, colours to cuts. Fashion, therefore, becomes an encapsulation of cultural history as it captures the zeitgeist.
Internationally recognised for its incredibly skilled artisans, ancient handloom technology, several complex weaving practices, and unique fabrics and dyes, South Asia acts as an important node in global fashion. Join our speakers, Susan Thomas, Pavithra Muddaya, and Yashodhara Shroff in a conversation moderated by Prasad Bidapa, as they discuss fashion and textiles as living traditions that document history and heritage. The panellists will weave a tapestry of experiences, anecdotes and examples from their work in documenting, reviving, and promoting the rich textile traditions of South Asia.
This is a physical event in collaboration with the Bangalore International Centre.
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