With the arrival of Fall, one item that we insist you add to your wardrobe is some authentic woven Kantha from Bengal. The rich vintage handcrafted stitch is a valuable collectible and the detailed artistic portraits inspired by nature, especially colorful birds and florals that make up most Kaantha designs will never leave you unnoticed in a crowd. If you’re wondering how to acquire the specialized fabrics if you’re not planning a trip to India any time soon, you needn’t look further than Lahore based designer Farida Hasan who has quickly gained a reputation for creating gorgeous formal eastern wear and signature trophy jackets using original, fine quality ‘Kantha’. Her exquisite capes and jackets have been spotted more than once on singer/actress Meesha Shafi who is a huge fan of the label’s vintage creations with a contemporary twist.
Khuban Omer Khan
Spotted in charming Farida Hasan Kantha pret
We adore Zainab Malik in patchwork Kantha by Farida Hasan
Kantha is an incredibly versatile technique and therefore it can be used in numerous classic and modern ways to add a characteristic sophistication to your look. Farida Hasan loves to infuse the fabric in her creations as borders, patchwork, dupattas, jackets, saris, and most recently as statement pants. These were spotted on her daughter and the business and marketing head of the label, Khuban Omer Khan. We love the concept and hope to see more Kantha pants in the label’s upcoming Fall line up as well.
Meesha Shafi in Farida Hasan cool blue Kaantha jacket
Khuban wearing Farida Hasan statement Kantha pants
While statement jackets and separates in general are internationally trending everywhere from Bridal Week in India to the recent Spring/Summer’14 fashion weeks in New York and London, here at home we get to enjoy them to the fullest a few months out of the year and therefore Kantha jackets are a great choice for both day and evening wear for the upcoming season. Whether you pair them with denims, palazzo contrast colored trousers, tights, classic black pants, or even dresses and skirts they make for a very trendy wardrobe staple.
The lovely Salima Feerasta, journalist at Express Tribune and Blogger at Karachista.com wears Farida Hasan Kantha jacket to FPW’13
To get your custom Kaantha jacket visit the Farida Hasan Profile Page for more details and stockists. Stay tuned for their new Fall Collection coming out next month!
Photos courtesy Farida Hasan | Kantha design Photos courtesy Salima Feerasta
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