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ShaKilum showcases Syiem string styles

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Feb 14: Shillong fashion designer Daniel Syiem, the co-founder of Daniel Syiem’s Ethnic Fashion House unveiled his collection entitled ‘ShaKiLum’ at the Sustaible Fashion Day at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.

The collection which was inspired by the beautiful landscape of Meghalaya was made entirely of Ryndia – a hand woven Eri silk from Ri-Bhoi District.

Syiem’s collection was part of an initiative to promote and showcase north-eastern fabrics and designs.

The show called ‘NorthEast Mojo’ had five Designers representing different states in the North-east showcasing textiles from the different States.

The show was preceded by a dialogue between the United tions and the North-east designers on driving more business to the North Eastern states without obliterating its fragile ecosystem.

Designers spoke about the challenges they face while producing in the different states of the North East—lack of raw materials, political unrest, the need to implement region specific government schemes to help with grants, were some of issues that were brought up.

The ‘Show by Syiem’, promoted the usage of organic fabrics that preserve the hand-weaving traditions of the indigenous weaver tribes that reside in the villages of Meghalaya especially the Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya which focuses on usage of fabrics like Ryndia (heritage fabric hand-woven by local weavers of Meghalaya).

The collection was also supported by the North Eastern Council (NEC) that funds various projects in the North–east through concerted efforts in helping individuals and organisations in the promotion of indigenous industries.

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