Rajesh Pratap Singh saris are now at Ekaya
It’s his first line of Benarasi saris, and it features geometric prints and Chanderi weaves
Designer Rajesh Pratap Singh had been quietly chipping away at his line of sarees for a while, it appears. He’s finally revealed a line of 108 different styles (“it’s the number of beads you’ll find in a holy necklace,” he reminds us) at Delhi’s Ekaya.
In his Ajrak collection, the designer plays with ikats and bold geometric patterns – created by introducing a weft in the yarn. The line is filled with Chanderi silk and cotton saris, which have been handcrafted using natural dyes at his studio in Rajasthan.
“This sari collection has been created keeping in mind the needs and tastes of the modern Indian woman; [someone who] understands and appreciates her textiles,” says Singh. And Ekaya seemed like a natural fit, because it has established its single-minded focus towards promoting indigenous textiles. What appealed to Singh most was their “sensitivity for fabrics and weaving techniques, a focus that we as a label appreciate highly”.
Flip through the gallery for a look the line