'Initiative dear to me': Sabyasachi Mukherjee designs Ajrakh school uniforms
- Mukherjee collaborated with a USA based non-profit organisation for the project
- I wanted to make sure they reflected the region's craft heritage: Sabyasachi
- The US-based NGO aims to provide education to young girls in Jaisalmer
Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who has designed wedding outfits for Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, has launched a school uniform collection for his school project. The ace designer, on Wednesday, shared pictures of his latest project. He has designed school uniforms for students at Jaisalmer's Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl's School.
Mukherjee collaborated with a USA based non-profit organisation called CITTA and designed uniforms using Ajrakh, a block-printing technique popularly used in the region (more on that later).
The 46-year-old designer also explained what went on into the making of the uniforms. He wrote, "When designing these outfits, I wanted to make sure they reflected the region's craft heritage, with the hopes that it would highlight for the young girls the beauty and power inherent to the craft, as well as provide a better sense of community, connection and pride for their home."
Speaking of the techniques used, Sabyasachi added, "With this in mind, we chose to use Ajrakh - a traditional textile from the region. It's block printed with natural dyes using a technique that predates modern history."
The CITTA project aims to provide education to young girls in Jaisalmer, and teach them vocational skills, expanding the opportunities for economic independence for them.