Handpicked Handlooms meet Bespoke Designs in a unique collaboration of Designer Mahitha Prasad with Kankatala


Queen of Sarees Kankatala collaborates with Leading Bridal Designer Mahitha Prasad to bring a unique edition of Bespoke Kanchipuram Lehengas this wedding season. The edition features one-of-a-kind Kanchipuram Lehenga Choli and Dupatta sets created with craftsmanship for Modern Indian Bride. Each Kanchipuram Silk is handpicked by Kankatala family and is designed by Mahitha Prasad making it a dream come true.

The collaboration was announced at Kankatala’s Jayanagar outlet followed by a three-day exhibition of the signature collection. The event was attended by prominent faces like Sruthi Hariharan, Tejaswi Prakash, Shwetha R Prasad, Kavya Shetty, Tejaswini Kranthi, Varshini Janakiram, Inchara, Nishara Kiran, Savitha Reddy, and many more along with Designer Mahitha Prasad & Anirudh Kankatala, Director, Kankatala Sarees. 

The collection brings with it a limited edition of 20 unique designs and handloom combinations that amalgamate unique Handlooms with Kanchipuram Silk to create an artistic expression. Some Lehengas Choli Sets carry pieces of Maharashtra’s Paithani with Kanchipuram whereas some bring elements of Banarasi Silk whereas some feature breezy Organza fabrics as a dupatta with Kanchipuram Border creating a fusion like never seen before. 

The edition will be exhibited in Jayanagar, Bengaluru outlet of Kankatala from 1st April to 3rd April. Queens of Kankatala can not only buy the designs that are already created but also share their vision of their wedding lehenga and Team Mahitha Prasad will create the design with Authentic Handlooms of Kankatala. 

Kankatala has represented the age-old weaving techniques from more than 50 weaving clusters of India for more than 78 years & 3 generations. Known for pioneering trends since 1943, Kankatala has been evolving as per the trends and tastes of the Queens of Kankatala in India and around the world. Mahitha Prasad on the other hand has been known for impeccable designs and has been creating bespoke blouses and wedding wear for her brides since 2016. The collaboration of the two unique entities where Kankatala brings unique handpicked handlooms and Mahitha Prasad brings bespoke designs is extraordinary for the bride-to-be this season. 

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“We have been known for creating unique blouses for the sarees of our customers for many years now and reinventing Indian wear is one of my passions. A lot of our customers have already brought Kankatala sarees to us and asked us to design them. Therefore, we and our customers are equally thrilled about this association. Working with an amalgamation of weaves for this limited edition itself was a creatively challenging yet satisfying process for me. To play with so many handloom fabrics and translate them into wearable art has been truly exhilarating. We have already started getting bookings for customized Lehengas”, said Designer Mahitha Prasad. 

‘”As a brand, we are constantly reinventing ourselves to suit the evolving needs of our patrons. A lot of our brides are fascinated with the idea of creating Lehengas using handloom sarees. When we met Mahitha and saw her passion for designs, we knew that this collaboration will give our brides exactly what they need i.e., our Handpicked Handlooms and her Bespoke Designs. Each Lehenga that emerges from this collaboration is as unique as the taste of our Brides”, said Anirudh Kankatala, Director, Kankatala Sarees.