Mumbai: Here`s some spirituality with style. Kolkata-based designer Shagufta Quamar has created a range of unique and colourful bags, depicting Indian god Krishna and the Buddha, to spread the message of inner peace in this fast-paced world.
Quamar, who showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2011 here, aims to glorify the message of `moksha` (spiritual liberation) through her line.
"My theme for this collection is inspired by the Buddha and Krishna and it is all about attaining moksha," Quamar told IANS in an interview.
Her show, which will have 16 designs, will be held Sunday, the concluding day of the fashion extravaganza.
"The main concept of my show is to search your inner peace. In today`s time, everyone is running behind materialistic things. So from my collection I want to convey the message that there is no point in only running behind material things. One should be spiritual so that you can find inner peace," said the staunch believer in spirituality.
"I personally believe in the concept of mukti (freedom) - mukti from all the negative things in your life - because then life becomes worth living. That`s why I decided to design this collection, taking inspirations from the Buddha and Krishna," she added.
Quamar`s collection is an eclectic mix of big and small bags, each priced between Rs.2,000 and Rs.9,000.
The quirky and attractive range is made of viscose material and includes different styles like handbags, clutch and sling bags. The colour palette is predominantly in orange and blue for special reasons.
"Orange is used in abundance because according to me that`s the colour of spirituality. I have also used blue because that`s the colour of Krishna and pink has been utilised since that`s the colour of lotus, a sign of the Buddha," said Quamar, who started her line of accessories last year, after training in leather designing.
The designer`s collection has been on display at the exhibition area of the event, and is already attracting a lot of buyers.
"The collection is hitting out with many, from youngsters to elders. I have already got some orders on consignment basis and also one-to- one orders placed by visitors," she expressed.