5 Art & Fashion initiatives, brought out in lockdown

Riya Yadav, INN/Gwalior, @infodeaofficial

Some good news amidst the ongoing global health crisis is that the pandemic hasn’t dampened the spirit of artists, who continue to create and inspire through the lockdown.

Though many cultural institutions around the world have been shuttered, designers, storytellers, and entrepreneurs and creators from all professions seem to have been United by the common malady facing mankind.

From fashion collaborations to crowdsourced art projects, here are the noteworthy creative initiatives that have emerged in the wake of the Coronavirus.

The Sapper by Bharat Sikka

Bharat Sikka’s the Sapper is s photograph series elucidating the artist ‘s relationship with his father. Contemporary art gallery Nature Korte is now presenting Sikka’s work in a viewing room on its site, featuring select photographs from the sequences.

The Red Curtain Project by Thresh

Bharatnatyam dancer and award-winning choreographer Preeti Vasudevan’s initiative uses storytelling to bring people together.

The tales, spanning across cultures, are reinterpreted by global artists in their own medium. The first of the series was based on the Jataka Tales, including popular fables such as The Clever Antelope and The Hare In the Moon.

The Corona Quilt Project

The founder of Pause is making the most of these difficult times and us working on The Corona Quilt Project, a global community initiative asking people all over the world to creatively express their experience during the pandemic.

NorBlack Nonwhite

NorBlack Norwhite has launched a versatile collection of upcycled masks crafted from their favorite textiles. Crafted from cotton, the reusable masks are just ideal for the current needs.

Also, 20 percent of the sales made from each purchase go to the community supported by Dharavi Art Room.

Mixx Pride Drop Shop

“We don’t believe in collections, seasons, or trends. We believe in ideas that must be spoken of,” says Ruchika Parab, co-founder of Mixx.

The platform’s latest Pride Drop features a collection of made in India, cruelty- free, ethically produced and sustainable pieces by ally brands and entrepreneurs that support the quer community.

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