'Unpatriotica - Clothes without borders' to premiere at LFW

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Mumbai, Oct 11 (UNI) Designers Roopa and Kanick Raj will present their collection ''UnPatriotica- Clothes without Borders'' here at the Lakme Fashion Week, which will kickstart on October 13 at NCPA.

Speaking to reporters about the unconventional name of their clothing line, Roopa and Kanick said, ''The birth of nations saw the human race divide legally - by religion, nationality, caste and creed. It reflected in the language they spoke, the food they ate, even the clothes they wore. While the world celebrates it today by calling it diversity, there is an ugly side to it. One of distinction and exclusion, of separation and seclusion.'' ''As Haldi, we would like to explore the new opportunity we have today, that of creating oneness by design. To wipe out the nationalistic signs from our garb and identify ourselves as individuals, belonging to the same world. No bias, no judgments. No passports that tell you, you are alien. Our anthem is the human soul, our flag the human body, and we dress our designs to make a unique statement without excluding others from being part of it,'' they added.

Our styling has no barriers, it brings out the true beauty and spirit of the individual who wears' it the Dvo said adding that the prints are fresh and organic, with elements inspired from nature - the one thing that's always lent oneness to a divided world.

The fabrics are breathable and light (chiffon, georgette, cotton and silk cotton) and allowed to flow as they will, Roopa said.

The colours are easy on the eye and reflect what they will look like in the sun and shade' She said. Thus, the same colours turn dark and light to show the freedom of existing on various planes and not belonging anywhere in particular, She added .

One year into its inception, Haldi was born out of a simple dream that paid homage to the ''Woman'' of today' She informed. ''Woman'' is the inspiration, who weaves designs that are stylish, yet simple' She said adding that. as the creation of abstract merges with the earthy, it completes the force behind Haldi - ''Woman.'' This fashionable duo comes with experience in varied fields - Roopa as a visual merchandiser for brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Kanick as a senior art director at India's leading advertising agency Ogilvy&Mather.

With a strong yet humble force of 20 employees, Haldi aims to drape the contemporary Indian woman in sophisticated swathes of the finest fabrics' they said. Born in July 2006, today Haldi has its presence felt across various cities in India' the dvo said adding that a brilliant array of colors in skirts, dresses, tunics and more highlights in the Indo-Western silhouettes for the loyal customers of Haldi.

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