Inspired by horses and equestrian sports, “Sea Biscuit” represents sophisticated urban ensembles in a sporty and edgy interpretation. The collection unfolds kalamkari technique in a range of sporty silhouettes, portraying Vivek’s sublime workmanship in the form of structuring and surface texturing, using the age old Indian craft of kalamkari. Combining kalamkari textile with jersey, linen, poplin and silk to create a sophisticated and luxurious line of clothing, Breeches are styled with color-blocked shirts and layered with waistcoats, creating a stunning line with an international appeal. Trimmed with metallic zippers, regimental tapes and badges, the `Sea Biscuit’ line boasts of strikingly dramatic ensembles for the modern man who chooses to be stylish in his own comfort.
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A soldier for Kalamkari
Kalamkari as a craft has always been really close to my heart and I’ve never been able to quench the thirst of using this craft to the most sumptuous possibility, any time I’ve worked with it. I curated a collection using kalamkari textile for the Handloom Export Promotion Council of India (HEPC), Ministry of Textiles which was shown at the International Trade Fair in 2012. It was during this time that we stayed with the craftspeople in Srikalahasti, created the textile from scratch and understood the nuances of this craft. My learning is that – there is so much possibilities and very little done. `Sea Biscuit’ was my little contribution and baby steps towards this effort.
I have always loved animals – horses and dogs take the favourite positions in that long list. I have always admired the beauty of this creature and drawn to the sheer power it exudes. `Sea Biscuit’ the movie really moved me. It portrayed the story of an underdog and hence it was a perfect parallel I drew to kalamkari, an art and craft form which has so much potential but not honed to its best as yet.
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Quintessential VK male
I really am a person of extremes and hence my taste in this matter. While I completely adore the very chic and classic well suited, George Clooney, I am so much a fan of the madness that a Ranveer Singh exudes through his fun and experimental style quotient. It certainly draws a similarity to the USP of the VK label, all about being “Gorgeous and Edgy.”
We started 10 years ago, working our label from a 200sq ft room with borrowed money. The idea to keep innovating, constantly creating and never to stop being Hungry towards this excitement.