“Khadi: Indian Craftsmanship” exhibition has been started at ISSEY MIYAKE / NEW YORK.
2019∙08∙05 | HaaT
“Khadi: Indian Craftsmanship” exhibition
started at ISSEY MIYAKE / NEW YORK
Khadi: Indian Craftsmanship
Khadi – a symbolic fabric for the people of India. By hand spinning cotton on a spinning wheel charkha one thread after another, and then through a deliberate hand-weaving process, the luxurious Khadi cotton fabric is born.
Martand Singh (1947-2017) is known as an advocate of India’s cultural revival, carrying out activities at an extensive scale, one of which was to promote Indian textiles. Singh called Khadi “the fabric of freedom” for the significance it holds regarding India’s independence, employment, life and death, and creativity.
Through Singh’s efforts, Indian textiles became recognized worldwide and spread to the international fashion and design scene. ISSEY MIYAKE has been engaging in collaborations with Singh since the 1980s, producing a series of clothes referred to as “a dialogue with Indian culture”. This dialogue continues to the present day, with HaaT, one of ISSEY MIYAKE’s brands whose concept and core, focuses on textiles.
Here at ISSEY MIYAKE / NEW YORK TRIBECA, where people and culture from east and west converge, a special exhibit on Khadi and the philosophy behind it started from Friday, August 2nd until Thursday, August 22nd, 2019. To launch this exhibit, Creative Director and Textile Designer of HaaT, Makiko Minagawa gave an exclusive lecture on Thursday, August 1st. This exhibition introduces Khadi as a medium that faithfully expresses the hand of its weavers and the underlying ideas, along with footage filmed on-site in India of the people who formed the backbone of Martand Singh’s activities. During the exhibition, the store carries exclusive items made of Khadi, including garments and accessories with elaborate prints from the archives.
- Fri, Aug 2 - Thu, Aug 22
- Opening Hours:
- 11:00 - 19:00
- ISSEY MIYAKE / NEW YORK