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The Beauty of Artisanal Luxury: A Visit to the Chanakya School of Craft

 

On June 22, 2023, SP Jain Global’s MGLuxM students were treated to an extraordinary experience at the esteemed Chanakya School of Craft in Byculla and Lower Parel. This exclusive visit provided them with a unique opportunity to witness the magnificence of craftsmanship up close and personal.      Ms. Anjali Gaekwar, an influential figure in the industry, graced the occasion with her presence, showcasing the school's exceptional collaborations with renowned fashion houses like Christian Dior. The students were immersed in a world of creativity, heritage, and the hidden talents of local artisans.

On June 22, 2023, SP Jain Global’s MGLuxM students were treated to an extraordinary experience at the esteemed Chanakya School of Craft in Byculla and Lower Parel. This exclusive visit provided them with a unique opportunity to witness the magnificence of craftsmanship up close and personal.      Ms. Anjali Gaekwar, an influential figure in the industry, graced the occasion with her presence, showcasing the school's exceptional collaborations with renowned fashion houses like Christian Dior. The students were immersed in a world of creativity, heritage, and the hidden talents of local artisans.

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Unveiling Hidden Talents:

The students had the privilege of witnessing the birth of exquisite designs within the school's workshop and office spaces. To their amazement, they discovered that many of the artisans employed at the school were women who had previously been engaged in household chores. These talented individuals possessed a hidden skill in the art of embroidery, which was brought to the forefront through their work at the Chanakya School of Craft.

A Glimpse of History:

One of the most captivating aspects of the visit was the opportunity to witness fabrics that were over a century old. The school's rich archive of textiles served as a testament to the timeless elegance and enduring quality of luxury craftsmanship. The students were enthralled by the intricate details and stories woven into each fabric, representing a cultural heritage that transcends generations.

Insights from a Visionary:

Ms. Anjali Gaekwar, with her extensive knowledge and experience in the luxury industry, provided the students with invaluable insights. Her passion for preserving traditional craftsmanship while embracing contemporary collaborations was truly inspiring. Her wisdom shed light on the broader landscape of the luxury clothing industry, empowering the students with a deeper understanding of its significance and evolution.

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An Enriching Experience:

The visit to the Chanakya School of Craft proved to be an enriching experience that would resonate with the students for years to come. It offered them a rare glimpse into the world of luxury from a personal and warm perspective. Witnessing the dedication and skill of the artisans, who transformed threads and fabrics into works of art, left an indelible impression on their minds and hearts.

 

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