Exploration of dyeing and embroidery techniques in India
From 4th to 16th February, third-year students at LISAA Paris School of Fashion went on a trip to India, to discover traditional embroidery techniques in New Delhi and then printing and dyeing in Jaipur. A real asset for the preparation of their "designer" degree collections.
TRADITIONAL EMBROIDERY IN NEW DELHI
The first week of this exploration trip took place in New Delhi. Students from LISAA Paris School of Fashion met local artisans at the market and visited the craft museum, which specialises in traditional arts.
They had the opportunity to discover the famous textile markets where they were able to source fabrics, particularly materials suited to their degree projects: beads, sequins, string, ribbons, trimmings, etc.
The students also worked with artisans in an embroidery workshop where they learnt how to use large weaving looms with traditional techniques. These techniques were then adapted to students’ individual patterns for their "designer" degree collections.
For two days, students enjoyed a tourist break at the "Little Taj Mahal", Humayun’s Tomb monument, buying cotton and silk threads, and then watching a religious ceremony at the Iskcon Temple.
Before leaving for Jaipur, they had the opportunity to meet fashion designer Aneeth Arora, founder of the multi-award winning eco-fashion brand Péro, and of visiting one of the label’s factories.
PRINTING AND DYEING IN JAIPUR
Trip to Jaipur. The LISAA Fashion students continued their journey of discovery with an introductory workshop on block printing – drawings sculpted into wood blocks by local artisans in order to create fabric prints.
The trip came to an end with a visit to a jewellery market, then to Bagru for a dyeing workshop using natural indigo with patterns blocked out in mud so that they stay white. An unforgettable trip and experience!