Recently, Fashion and I worked with Jahnvi Bansal of Pearl Academy for her graduation project and we thoroughly enjoyed associating with this young talent.
Titled “Kabila” the collection is the visual ambit of the Santhal tribe and Bauls of West Bengal who have woven a cultural utopia of their own. The plasmic chords of human lifestyle are shaped through maati (earthen buttons), vegetable dye prints, discarded stems and patchwork through the katran (tatters) we want to do away with.
The project was realized while on the journey to document, engage and live the life of these tribes who’re oblivious to the vile of concrete jungles we choose to reside in. It’s an endeavor to revitalize the ingenuity of creation through survival while giving it a contemporary undertone. Steering away from technocratic society we have built our comfort around, Kabila urges you to standstill.
We hope you enjoy this as much as we enjoyed creating it.
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Concept, styling & art direction- JAHNVI BANSAL
Photography & post-production- RAWKY KSH
Make-up & hairstyle- NEILLY BAR
Ensembles- Papiya by Prateek, Raw Mango, Banjaaran, Swaroop by Swati Bhatia