Lali is a clothing brand from the United states of America that embodies the playful magic of girlhood. It is a confluence of a childhood spent by the founder between India and the United states. Botto has developed and put together a range of print and embroideries for Lali since 2013.
Cantaara was an Indian Australian collaboration of home textile products for an international audience. Botto designed and developed the look for Cantaara surface print, embroidery and the finished product. The collections comprised of duvets, pillow shams, decorative cushions and throws.
photographer : Akshay Bhoan
The copper project
The copper project was initiated as a play with material and construction. The idea was to develop fabric with can be moulded to a surface. Copper wire with different gauge's are used to create texture, colour and weave.
A collection of prints were developed for Awan and Company for the middle eastern market. The brief was to develop layouted digital and screen prints for clothing. The garments could then be constructed to the pattern.
Forest of Chintz
Forest of Chintz inspires from exquisite Chintz and reworks them beyond cloth, into accessories. The embroideries developed by them were photographed and artworked into scarves. The idea was to have scarves that looked like one was wearing a piece of jewelry.
Shoppers Stop is a multibrand store housing product across fashion, accessories and home from domestic and international brands. They have an inhouse brand 'Stop' which caters mostly to clothing. The theme being Carnival, the prints were developed for women's clothing in the Indian wear category.
Spun was initiated at Welspun in an endeavour to use all the waste generated at their factories, at the same time creating an income generation exercise. Welspun spins their own yarn and generate a load of fiber waste, which is stored in plane hanger size rooms. We took all this fiber and handspun it into yarn. Experiments with dyeing and colour followed. The fiber was also made into paper and then spun into paper yarn. The yarn having a certain count and not adaptable to weaving, was tufted into carpets and rugs.
61C is a stationery company who turn the mundane into the magical, with fun wall decals, DIY kits, cards and invites, all made of paper. The line of wall decals was developed as a learn whilst playing product, which does not destroy the wall. Form and texture were emphasized on. The decals had to be bright and colourful. The various elements had to fit together and tell a story as was done with the Candy train and Circus series.
The Welspun Group is an Indian conglomerate, dealing in pipes, energy, steel and home textiles and the largest towel manufacturers in Asia.
Welspun has Spaces-Home & Beyond in India, as a brand that combines trendy, bold design with innovative superior quality products and Welhome in India, a chain of world class home & bath products at very competitive prices.
The bed product were designed, developed and styled for Spaces and Welhome.
Hisca was a french label in collaboration with Tulsi an Indian label. The product was developed for the French market. The line comprised of cushions, quilts and throws.
Neeru Kumar is an Indian textile design label, who uses traditional techniques and indigenous materials to develop textiles. They participate in the Maison et Object and the Pret a Porter in Paris and the Hiemtextil in Frankfurt. The clients include Liberty, Selfridges, The Conran Shop, Anthropologie, Le Bon Marche and Caravane. Under the Indian label Tulsi, they cover a range of products including shawls, scarves, ready to wear garments and home furnishings.
The surface textures were developed for the fairs and for specific clients. The textures were extended into scarves, jackets, tunics, cushions, throws and bed products.
Fabindia Pvt Ltd. is India's largest private platform for products that are made from traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes. They have created a base for skilled, sustainable rural employment, and preserving India's traditional handicrafts in the process.
The prints were developed to give separate identities for pattern for clothing and pattern for home. Taking the block print traditions of Bagru and Barmer, the patterns were developed adhering to their pattern constructions, printing, colouring, resisting and dyeing processes.
The prints for Shosha were developed as a blueprint to use on various design product. The product to be developed would take inspiration from the pattern and be developed accordingly, as placement prints, wall pieces, etching, laser cuts, etc.
Tambourine Design is a niche print driven clothes label from India. The prints were developed for kaftans, tunics, swimwear and resortwear. The patterns were embellished further with embroidery and jewels.