When Fabric Weaves 'Drapes' Inspiration

City Express chats with fashion designer Jyoti Sachdev Iyer, whose interest, initially, was in journalism and law. Now it’s a passion that fuels her designs, which are minimalistic and light

Published: 16th March 2016 05:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th March 2016 05:07 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Tones of blue, pink and ivory in interesting silhouettes and light fabrics suitable for the spring-summer season is what acclaimed fashion designer Jyoti Sachdev Iyer has experimented with her new collection, Cosmosis. “It’s made to give women confidence. Chanderi and georgettes are light and beautiful fabrics, and perfect for this season,” she says.

Talking about her journey from Bengaluru to Kolkata and displaying her latest designs in Chennai, she says, “My journey has not been the easiest but definitely eventful. I got to understand different aspects of not only fashion but life itself.” Jyoti is not only creating fashion ripples within the country but has also worked with renowned international design houses like Fendi and La Perla. “It was a great learning experience because the craftsmanship I learnt while working with them and providing them with my designs was incredible,” she smiles.

When.jpgWhat’s more, Jyoti wasn’t always a fashion designer...she was more inclined to pursue journalism and law. “My interest lay in journalism but I had to pursue fashion designing due to circumstances but overtime it developed into a passion!” she says.

Building her own empire from scratch, Jyoti says that her family respected her decision. “When I graduated from NIFT, my family was very supportive. I hope I have made them proud by coming so far,” she shares.

What’s her personal style? “I am happy in a pair of well-fitted denims and a shirt for everyday wear but I like to experiment with drapes.” Specialising in drapes, Jyoti says that it’s a task to come up with new experimental drapes while keeping the garment wearable and without making women conscious.

Whena.jpgHer biggest inspiration being fabrics, sourcing them is like fueling her mind with inspirations. “The touch, the feel, the weave of fabrics…it’s all so different and each of them has a different story to tell,” says the designer who has just finished an Asia Bridal show in London.

With new ideas and concepts planned for the year, she says that a full-time design base for men might be a part of her label soon. “I have previously worked on collections for men and I do bespoke designs as well but I would definitely make it a full-time work, sometime in the future,” she adds.

Moving away from the world of fashion, Jyoti tells us about her stress buster. “I am a video game fanatic and it’s my way of stress busting!” she chuckles.

(Her collection is at Evoluzione. For details, call 04428333627)

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