A model wears a dress designed by Falguni Shane Peacock. Handout via Falguni Shane Peacock. Falguni Shane Peacock of India will kick off the fashion festivities with an appearance at the evening gala on March 1. We caught up with designers Falguni and Shane Peacock in advance of the event to talk design, South Asian style and their proudest moment as designers so far.
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South Asian fashion designers are breaking from traditional fashions to creating new styles for women. Raman Johal-Chauhan, owner of the House of Raina clothing store and a participant in South Asian Fashion Week , said in the past South Asian fashion has been very traditional with minimal clothing options, but now there many different options for women. In her fashion week designs, she is incorporating modern embroidery with leather appliques and mirrors as well as some traditional embroidery techniques of small knots and stitches. Singh starts each design by discussing with clients what they require before submitting the sketch to a factory.
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Music and dance , ritual customs, modes of worship, and literary ideals are similar throughout the subcontinent, even though the region has been divided into kaleidoscopic political patterns through the centuries. Kinship between the gods and heroes of regions far distant from each other is evident, and the place-names themselves often evoke common sources. Moreover, there have been continual attempts to impose a political unity over the region. Though the expansion and attenuation of boundary lines, the bringing together or pulling apart politically of whole regions, have characterized all of South Asian history, the culture has remained essentially one. The geography of the region encouraged a common adoration of mountains and rivers.