Indian designer Manish Malhotra to speak at Philadelphia Museum of Art
April 6, 2017: Highlighting the importance of Indian crafts and textiles in a global world, Indian designer Manish Malhotra has been invited by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to speak on the craft of Phulkari, an embroidery work from Punjab.
To be held on April 28, 2017, the conversation will be hosted on the sidelines of the Museum’s ongoing retrospective spotlighting the Phulkari technique at their Joan Spain Gallery. Ensembles from Mr Malhotra’s 2013 Collection, ‘Threads of Emotion’, are also on display at the exhibit.
The only designer to be part of this tribute, the collection is an inspired endeavour – it took an average of three months to complete each outfit which was created by a single craftsman in order to retain the uniformity in the design. On display are outfits that re-imagine Phulkari through a contemporary lens, including silhouettes like gowns and jackets paired with cigarette pants.