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Spring/Summer 17

The Taj Collection

Varana interprets the exquisite visual vocabulary of the Taj Mahal, retelling the story of an eternal love S/S 2017 now available at harveynichols.com

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    Techniques & Inspiration

    The diaphanous cotton fabric for this dress has been hand woven by skilled artisans using the traditional technique of Jamdani, where each thread is meticulously manoeuvred to form delicate patterns on an ethereal muslin base.

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    TECHNIQUES & INSPIRATION

    This lustrous silk top has been embroidered using a time-honoured technique where gifted artisans use a needle to form tiny looped stitches on a fabric stretched on a frame, creating the finest of lines.

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    TECHNIQUES & INSPIRATION

    This jacket has been made using a custom designed double layered silk jacquard. The colours are reminiscent of the intricate pietra dura marble inlay of the Taj Mahal.

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    TECHNIQUES & INSPIRATION

    Inspired from the intricate grids of the Taj Mahal, the pattern on this garment has been hand-stamped by master craftsmen using hand-carved wooden blocks.

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The Taj Collection

The Taj Mahal is indisputably amongst man's most beautiful creations. It was built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. More than 20,000 master craftsmen laboured for over a decade to complete it, creating a showcase of the most exquisite iconography, motifs and patterns. Varana's 2017 collection is inspired by the subtle, timeless beauty of the Taj and its crafts.

Explore the Crafts

Aari

Aari

Finer than fine

Jamdani

Jamdani

Threads of Wind

Wood Block Printing

Wood Block Printing

Timeless Impressions

Pashmina

Pashmina

Cashmere from Cashmere

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