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Eka by designer Rina Singh presented an unconventional take on Telangana textiles in collaboration with the Telangana State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society Ltd (TSCO).

GLOBALISINGTELANGANAHANDLOOMS BY EKA show during the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2020 at Jio Gardens in Mumbai, India on February 13th, 2020. Photo : FS Images / Lakme Fashion Week / IMG Reliance

Lakmé Fashion Week

The ‘Eka’ label by Rina Singh’s collection called “Jo- the nonconformist” was a modern showcase of homegrown fabric, unseen patterns and detail, created with the textile from Telangana State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society Ltd (TSCO). Block print textiles, wool & wool-silk plaids and stripes, along with velvets and hand painted embroideries  presented in the brand’s signature, loosely shaped diaphanous dresses, pleated skirts, boxy jackets, oversized pea coats and tiered layers


  • Collection merges Eka’s signature silhouettes with a new sense of exquisite detailing.
  • Garments are further enhanced with hand-painted renderings inspired by Austin artist, Starla Halfmann’s work
  •  Unique botanicals and paisleys  interspersed with ikat patterns, adding a touch of opulence to the season
  •  Metallic hand-knitted zardozi trims have been upcycled as delicate flowers and detailed inserts like collars, cuffs, plackets and embellished belts.


  • Unconventional patterns developed with double and single ikat clusters of Kovalguddam, new blends with thigh-reeled tussar silk textile clusters from Mahadevpur and cotton textile weaves from Narayanpet
  • Pure merino wool ikat, developed in the Pochampally handloom park to accessorise the collection
  • Fabric created with lighter yarns and denser count construction


Sania Mirza wore a hand painted and embroidered single hand-woven diamond Ikat cotton jacket with block printed 100 per cent silk lining with organza tie-ups. She wore this over a stylish printed spaghetti top and velvet wide-leg hand embroidered trousers.

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