My mother in law gave me some sarees she wasn't wearing anymore.. She is Tamilian and many of her sarees are cotton stripes. Breathable, breezy, light.
I brought them to the tailoring shop in Shahpur Jat along with a few sketches I'd done and measurements for a general "size medium". Between the studio head and I, we co-designed a lightweight wrap jacket with bell sleeves and an asymmetrical collar. And pockets!
Vaishale at the studio, marking the level for a self covered button and loop closure
After a muslin sample with a few tweaks, three one-of-a-kind fully lined wrap jackets were born. They come with a separate self belt for waist cinching.
The jacket can be worn many ways- open and flowy, buttoned against the body or waist-cinched with the belt tie.
Photoshoot by Siddharth in New Delhi.
For our brand labels- we had originally planned to block print on this gorgeous textural organic Kala cotton from Khamir that I'd bought in Bhuj a few years back.
However, block printing didn't turn out as planned! So the studio improvised and embroidered the name on the cotton instead. We love it! We plan to make a more detailed iteration of this for our next collections
The reSaree wraps are available now on our page! We have them here in our Delhi studio, so they will ship in early May once the postal service is up and running
We shared our first formal collection in NYC this past Holiday.
The Hester Street Fair in the lower east side of Manhattan was our first event. Although New York was displaying her full glory of Holidaytime Snow-Rain outside, the turnout was great.
The girls of MasterG ! They were the star of the show (obviously). Everyone loved learning about their work.
Rina stunning in our re-saree wrap jacket
Lauren looking !so chic! in our repurpose patch jacket in the lower east side
Anna out in Manhattan looking holiday gorgeous in our red+green patch jacket
The Grove Street Market in Jersey City was outside- luckily we had quite the sunny day! Despite the cold, people showed up. It was our busiest and most successful market yet.
Emily looking perfect in the patch jacket!
Lots of last minute Christmas gift shoppers, and even more folks who just stopped to asked- what's the story with the patchwork?
With each purchase we gave a small sack of Soap Berries from For Earth's Sake, a zero waste shop in Gurgaon. They are a natural means of laundering clothing derived from a fruit tree in the Himalayas. They are anti-microbial, stain-removing and the leftover water can safely go back in the ground. Soap Berries are pretty much a win-win all around. I've loved them for years and want everyone else to as well!
At the Remade in Brooklyn gallery X Mor.Earth we got to share our work and story alongside three other designers in the conscious fashion space. It was an evening event with drinks and laughs and a fantastic crowd.
Public speaking: I am still working on my skills
The fantastic designers and the folks of Mor.Earth! Anne of Anne James New York, Dynasty of Dynasty George and Hannah of All Things New. Their work is beautiful and inspiring. We loved hearing their journeys and how they got to this space of designing with values.
The MasterG Dream <3
It was a splendid Holiday and we were sad to leave! It was Ashwath's first time and he really loved it - so surely we will spend more time there in the future as Swiatlo grows.
New York will always be a home to me and I miss it all the time!