In its quest to promote the rich and the awe-inspiring cultural heritage of the tribal state Chhattisgarh Tourism board supported the cause of Kosa silk by becoming the presenting partner of the Bilasa show at the recently concluded Delhi Times Fashion Week held at the Grand Hotel in capital. The Bilasa handloom show presented by the Chhattisgarh Tourism was an ode to the artisans and weavers of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh state is famous around the globe for Kosa tussar silk production in Janjgir-Champa of the Raigarh district, providing employment directly and indirectly to innumerable weavers and artisans.
The collection is an amalgamation of Kosa silk saris, jackets, men’s kurtas paired with dhotis and Nehru jackets while the color palette is in earthen tones. The sleek and contemporary jewelery of Tirbari by Symetree makes for a statement addition to the designs of Bilasa. The jewelery includes silver-jewelled necklaces, eclectic earrings, chokers, cuffs and bangles. The show was beautifully choreographed by Kapil Gauhri while the exceptional styling was by Vikram Seth.
The grand show, held in New Delhi, was attended by renowned personalities and socialites that included Padamshri Shahnaz Husain with her daughter Nelofar Currimbhoy, Ratan Kaul, Vandana Vadhera, Manuj Sharma, Amit Talwar, Abhishek Tewari amongst others.
Gaurav Dwivedi, advisor to the Chhattisgarh government walked as the showstopper added a touch of humility to the event. His exquisite ensemble was a Kosa silk kurta teamed up with a Nehru jacket, representing the exquisite Bilasa collection of Chhattisgarh. Dwivedi’s remarkable appearance garnered immense praise for his graceful walk down the ramp. His choice of attire was the perfect fusion of Chhattisgarh’s cultural heritage with timeless style.