London, Feb 17: Sarees from different parts of India were at the heart of a first-of-its-kind India Day celebration at the London Fashion Week on Saturday.
Kashmiri and Phulkari from the north, Kantha and Baluchari from West Bengal, Ghatchola from Gujarat, Paithni from Maharashtra, Kanjivaram from Tamil Nadu and Kasavu from Kerala were among 17 different varieties of sarees selected for a unique catwalk that was organised by the Indian High Commission to showcase Indian textile at the global platform.
This event is a tribute to all the wonderful craftspeople and weavers who create these most amazing combinations, said Indian High Commissioner to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam.
Each state has a different weave and so much of science, art and creativity go into the making into each saree, she added.
The India Day at the London Fashion Week, which opened on Friday, will conclude on Tuesday.