Designer creates collection using prints of old, new currency

Mumbai: Designer Althea Krishna has paid an ode through her latest collection and says she wants to gift a piece from clothing her line to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Hyderabad-based designer exhibited the clothing line at Lakme Fashion Week, which concluded on February 5.

Inspired by demonetization, Althea launched a brand new collection which has been created using the print of the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes combined with the fresh colors of the newly introduced currency.

“Ever since the move of demonetizing INR 500 and 1000 notes was announced, I have been inspired to come out with my new collection. The collection pays a tribute to the old notes while simultaneously looking to the future by infusing the color of the new currency,” the designer told PTI.

“I want to gift a piece from my collection to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

Althea’s new collection has been created using 60 percent organic cotton weft and 40 per cent Tussar silk warp for the sheen.

The designer says the silhouettes are in vintage style and ideal for every age group to wear during the summer season.

“All my designs have traditional Indian roots and bold cuts. Moreover, since summer is around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to start it with a collection that is wearable and also has a touch of vintage to it”.

Althea has been selling designer clothing under her label “Althea Krishna” since 2012.

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