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Rajasthan Heritage Week: Khadi gets a fashionable twist

Shirts, kurtas, dresses, suits, saris, jumpsuits and coats -- all this and more in khadi and kota were at the core of the eclectic creations at the Rajasthan Heritage Week.

Shirts, kurtas, dresses, suits, saris, jumpsuits and coats -- all this and more in khadi and kota were at the core of the eclectic creations at the Rajasthan Heritage Week. Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with artisans and weavers in Rajasthan, opened the gala with a bright and wearable line. (Text: IANS/ Photo: Facebook/Rajasthan Heritage Week)

Saris, skirts, dhotis, kurtas, shawls and pants, all well-accessorised with ethnic belts, headgear, jewellery or tie-ups, made up Russell's collection, which was vibrant and soothing to the eye. (Text: IANS/ Photo: Facebook/Rajasthan Heritage Week)

The designer, who considers Rajasthan her second home, took a much-deserved bow with the local artisans whose skills she has so beautifully interspersed with her design sensibilities. (Text: IANS/ Photo: Facebook/Rajasthan Heritage Week)

Designers, both Indian and international -- as well as award-winning weavers, showcased the versatility of weaves and crafts from the state. Models walk the ramp for Bibi Russell. (Text: IANS/ Photo: Facebook/Rajasthan Heritage Week)

Ajay Vir Singh showcased his creations on day 1 of the Rajasthan Heritage Week. (Photo: Facebook/Rajasthan Heritage Week)

Singh is the founder of Conscience, an eco-friendly venture. (Photo: Facebook/Rajasthan Heritage Week)

Singh is also the founder of Colombo Fashion Week (CFW). Having made a name for himself as the voice of the fashion industry in Sri Lanka, CFW now acts as a platform for many home-grown designers. (Photo: Facebook/Rajasthan Heritage Week)

Kaaryah -- a non-casual wear brand for women -- brought out a line which saw a melange of the traditional and modern in a subtle yet convincing way. (Text: IANS/ Photo: Facebook/Rajasthan Heritage Week)

For Kaaryah's line, vibrant handmade fabrics like khadi and cotton were incorporated with the use of Rajasthani techniques like 'abhala' and 'bandhani'. (Text: IANS/ Photo: Facebook/Rajasthan Heritage Week)