Maharaja' is inspired by the lifestyles of the high-borne from the past. The inspiration is a fusion of Indian, Mughal and European styles of monarchy architecture and lifestyle. The amalgam of these alluring lifestyles and architectures is the core of the inspiration behind the design. Our 'Maharaja' stands tall, endowed with ethereal and rich Indian culture in the form of hand embroidery. The encrusted sheath also provides the little blue elephant with an armour against all the obstacles it may face physically or metaphorically.


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Armed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Magna cum Laude) from The American College of Applied Arts (London) and Honours in Fashion Illustration from The Royal College of Arts (London), Monisha Jaising launched her eponymous label through the multi-brand retail store, Ensemble in 1990. She is one of India’s first and foremost fashion designers, and was also one of the first to exhibit and retail through Ensemble. Monisha Jaising is considered one of the pioneers of Indian Fashion.

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Maharaja, 2018
Lot Number 29
Acrylic paint, "Zardosi" patches, chains, and sequences
57 x 59 x 33 in (144.78 x 149.86 x 83.82 cm)

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  • Dimensions
    57 x 59 x 33 in (144.78 x 149.86 x 83.82 cm)