“Palam Silks turns into a Seeker”
A Kanjeevaram series inspired by art and cultures across the world, starting from Spanish floor art to Indian peacock damask
Palam Silks – “Seeker, a closer look”, kick-started with a fashion sequence showcasing seven sarees from their Seeker collection in the presence of Chennai’s most favourite fashionistas on Friday, 7th October 2022.
Mrs Jeyasree Ravi, Founder of Palam Silks said, “Seeker has been different, way different than what we set out to achieve. We wanted to create a collection with a foundation of world art. We didn’t want to be rooted in one place, but rather to experiment and create something that the neo-woman could relate to. We wanted to go with the flow and simply create without any boundaries or following any conventional norms. We began each day with an empty canvas without any plan or agenda. We wanted to remain fearless through the entire process as we created patterns and designs from scratch. We wanted this collection to largely emulate our renewed vision—taking one day at a time and taking inspiration from everywhere”.
ABOUT PALAM SILKS
Palam Silks presents Seeker—a collection, true to its name, that flaunts unique Kanjeevarams with designs taking inspiration from rich cultures across the globe. This emboldened vision of surrendering to the artistic flow of a designer is a daring endeavour that has created a stir in the world of South Indian fashion. The collection spotlights Borderless Kanjeevarams and Zari Jacquard silk sarees in dark and pastel shades.
Palam Silks has turned into a seeker as it explores several nooks and corners of the finest design palettes across the globe. Traditional Annam damask, floral Alpana drawings, Mandalas expressing their fierce versatility, metallic filigree motifs inspired by crystal jewellery, Spanish floor art, and mediaeval Victorian ornamental handwork crafted for their royalty are all featured in the collection. Unlike taking a grassland route with trees paving the way, Palam Silks has explored roads untraveled and found inspiration in World Art.
This “Wild & Free” approach is a novel experiment in Kanchipuram, as the designs range from South Asian palettes and touch upon rich cultures scattered across the globe. “Mundanity is unappealing. This collection is for women who wish to see a change in their lives as well—who are willing to stop and rethink. They envision a future that is still taking shape—toying around with raw emotions that are unperturbed by external noise and dogmas. Even a simple start can turn into something monumental. This collection is a celebration of an ideology that not everything needs to be set within a box, a routine, or a fashion trend. ” Jeyasree Ravi says.
Palam Silks has always been walking down the lane of contemporary weaves.
True to their motto, they have walked the talk and adorned the reputation of being the most stylish Kanjeevaram brand from South India. This year is no different. Keeping in par with the times, where the future has become largely unknown and unpredictable, Palam Silks has ventured into unknown territory yet again, with the hope of creating a sensational collection for this season.
After 15 years of compelling designs, Palam Silks continues to break the notion of silk as conventional bridalwear and makes it more relevant in the fashion industry for all generations. Palam’s silk sarees are more than just the fabric; they are the quintessence of feminine grace and beauty. These timeless sarees have appealed to women of all ages worldwide. Showcased in three centrally located showrooms in Chennai at Anna Nagar, Pondy Bazaar, and Oliver Road, the collection is also available on the Palam Silks website and app, ranging from 15,000 to 25,000.