Alekhya is our homage to the eternally beautiful Taj Mahal, the epitome of love.
Eulogised as the most beautiful monument built in the history of India, the Taj is a fusion of Islamic, Persian, Hindu and Mughal influences with 20,000 craftsmen working, under the guidance of numerous architects. Each of these influences, along with India’s cherished heritage of hand craftsmanship has inspired us to carve a luxurious and heritage-rich couture collection for this Spring.
Alekhya (meaning a masterful painting, origin Sanskrit) takes inspiration from this tradition of hand craftsmanship that made the Taj Mahal a reality. It celebrates the crafts behind the icon and the tradition which from centuries has nurtured excellence and innovation of hand craftsmanship.
The collection is characterized by fine, often sheer pastel silks and linens accessories with an assortment of fine laces (to denote the deftly handcrafted white marble screens). Handcrafted floral motifs made in fine silks represent the natural stone floral inlays that adorn the Taj. The flowing silhouettes are flattering and regal adorned with varying influences and techniques (such as hand smoked silks, shadow worked chikan work, silk ribbon inserts) to bring to life the glory of architectural hand craftsmanship in our designs.
Every creation of the collection resonates with the convolution of art and history that Taj emanates offering the JADE Bride a collection infused with grace, elegance, and grandeur.