After a successful debut showcase in the beginning of the year, designer Tanira Sethi is back with her latest collection titled “Birds of a feather – Origami and Banarasi”. Very skilfully, Sethi has played with traditional Indian bird motifs of tota and myna and has metamorphosed them into subtle origami forms.
What she has created is a triple whammy – tradition meets origami and the holy ghats of Banaras. “In design lexicon, they are like colours on a palette that I selectively transfer on the loom,” she says.
She feels that both origami and the bird motifs have been in the design sphere for quite some time. “Both origami and the use of bird motifs have a long and interesting history in the design sphere. Designer John Galliano used origami rather effectively in his SS 2007 line for Christian Dior haute couture elevating it the level of an art form. I have attempted to explore the vast depths of patterns; therefore, my collection is infused with geometric forms – the circle and line. I have adapted these from my predecessor – the cashmere collection and it will be a recurring leitmotif in my future projects,” points out the young designer, owner of a label called Taani.