The renowned fashion designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, recently sprinkled his creativity on a cause recently and overwhelmed us with designer school uniform. Yes, you heard that right! Designer school dress. Where were such causes when we were in school I wonder? They really made me wear half pants to school till class 6th. Nightmare!!
Back to the story. So Sabyasachi in collaboration with US-based non-profit organisation CITTA has designed school-dress for Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl’s school in Jaisalmer.
The dress looks so elegant with the head-turner being the skirt that entails the regionally-celebrated art work called Ajrakh, which is a type of block print.
Sabyasachi took on social media to share the picture of the dress that has five young girls, smiling and laughing, playing in the blue and red, frock-style designer’s uniform.
In another post, Sabyasachi goes on to explain the whole motive behind the concept.
“I have always believed in the transformation power of education. Its impact ripples upwards and outwards, from an individual level to a society-at-large. Especially dear to me are the initiatives that focus their resources on educating girls — the demographic most limited in access to opportunity and most stifled by archaic social expectations,” said the 46-year-old designer.
The whole motive, in a nutshell, can be compared to the concept of Mid Day Meal. Mid-day meals for school children were announced to bring children to schools and impart them with the education that they deserve.
Similarly, Sabyasachi’s idea with the dress is to promote education among girls and also vocational skills so they could represent themselves better in the society.