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USHA Silai School Collection Launched At The Lakme Fashion Week

Some of the Usha Silai School women, chosen from four regions of the country, went through an assessment. Then a select few got to work on the production of a clothing line, under their fashion designer mentors. These women were then flown to Mumbai to display their collection at the trendiest event on the year - the Lakme Fashion Week.

USHA Silai School Collection Launched At The Lakme Fashion Week

Mathilda Mary and Irudaya Mary from Puducherry at the Juhu Beach in Mumbai. Enjoying a variety of food at the Juhu Chowpatty, the women spent their first day soaking in the sights and sound of India's financial and entertainment capital.

USHA Silai School Collection Launched At The Lakme Fashion Week

Ayesha Mondal and Labani Baidya from Kolkata, here in Mumbai to showcase their collection at the Lakme Fashion Week, spent their first day visiting the popular spots of the city.

USHA Silai School Collection Launched At The Lakme Fashion Week

These women went through a stringent shortlisting process to make it to the team that produced the clothing line, to be showcased at the trendiest event on the year- the Lakme Fashion Week.

USHA Silai School Collection Launched At The Lakme Fashion Week

Mathilda Mary and Irudaya Mary from Puducherry worked with designer Sreejith Jevan to create a fashion line that signified the ethos of the coastal town.

USHA Silai School Collection Launched At The Lakme Fashion Week

Raizaben and Rekhaben from Gujarat had a much different story from the rest of the group. Being physically challenged, this was a major achievement for them to be part of a group that produced a financially sustainable line which will be sold at the biggest fashion retail chains across the country.

USHA Silai School Collection Launched At The Lakme Fashion Week

The women worked with designer Soham Dave and created a fashion line that was inspired by the black sewing machine which works manually and is the most financially viable sewing equipment available in most homes across India.

USHA Silai School Collection Launched At The Lakme Fashion Week

The eight women on Day 2 of the Lakme Fashion Week where their fashion line was to be showcased at the runway for the biggies of the fashion industry and the world at large to see.

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About the Initiative

About the Initiative

Kushalta Ke Kadam, an initiative by NDTV and USHA, aims at empowering women from rural India and encourages them to become entrepreneurs by taking up sewing and training others in their respective communities. Since 2011 Usha Silai Campaign has trained more than 3.95 lakh rural women within five years, with 17,000 Silai schools, spanning over 9272 Indian villages in India.

 

Kushalta Ke Kadam in Season 4 has returned with new goals and vision. The new season will witness the establishment of the new cluster in Kashmir, apart from the existing four clusters setup last year. The women from volatile Kashmir will work with well-known fashion designer Rohit Bal and get an unique opportunity to learn from him and make clothes for him. The work done by the Silai School women will be presented at Lakme Fashion week 2019.

 

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