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The Balancing Color

Posted in 3 - RED HALO, Poetry in Fabric with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by designldg

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“The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it.”
(Leonardo da Vinci – Italian Renaissance polymath, 1452–1519)

This blueish tone of light green is called turquoise, the name comes from the French for Turkish.
This friendly and happy color is worn by many people in India.
In color psychology, this shade controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability.
It is a combination of blue and a small amount of yellow and it fits in on the color scale between green and blue.
It radiates the peace, calm and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow.
Turquoise recharges our spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness, alleviating feelings of loneliness.
Focussing on the color whether on a wall or clothing allows to feel instant calm and gentle invigoration, ready to face the world again…
Being the mid color between the extremes of red and violet, it is the color of balance, for the emotions, thoughts and speech.
Turquoise is calming yet invigorating, restoring depleted energies, it enhances the ability to focus and concentrate, assisting with clear thinking and decision-making, and the development of good organizational skills.
This shade also represents open communication from and between the heart and the spoken word.
It relates to the electronic age and the world of computers, and communication on a large scale.

This picture was shot in a little workshop in Varanasi (Benaras) held by a Muslim family who manufactures several fabrics for Red Halo.
Those turquoise threads are used in order to weave a traditional silk brocade on a handloom machine.
This traditional artcraft transmitted from generation to generation contributed to the fame of the oldest living city in the world.RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.

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A New Sun

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by designldg

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“Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it”.
(Ninon de Lenclos – French courtesan, 1620-1705)

This picture was shot on the upper terrace which is on the top of our office in Varanasi (Benaras).
Those fashion photographies are not as simple as they pretend to be, each is dwelling with a real social work.

Among the many people involved there, Anand who is modeling for our catalogue since the begining of the company is escaping for a while his tough condition of boatman on the ganges and, using his dark colour skin complexion breaks a social taboo in India.
The fabric of this item involves handloom weavers, fabric dyers and embroiderers of Varanasi struggling with their workshops or with their lives.
Other items of the collection supply shelter and independance to a few ladies who are manufacturing them.
It is a happy chain reaction gathering people from several cultures, religions and social backgrounds and showing that we all share the same values of brotherhood.

(Throw style “Surya” – 100% wool – Collection RED HALO)
“Surya” means “sun” in Hindi.
RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.
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This season during the shows our teams will have the pleasure to present our new collections by appointment only.

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Sharing the Same Values

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by designldg

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“We may have different religions, different languages,different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
We all share the same basic values.”
(Kofi Annan – Ghanaian diplomat, seventh Secretary-General of the UN, 1938)

This picture was shot on the upper terrace which is on the top of our office in Varanasi (Benaras).
Those fashion photographies are not as simple as they pretend to be, each is dwelling with a real social work.
Among the many people involved there, Anand who is modeling for our catalogue since the begining of the company is escaping for a while his tough condition of boatman on the ganges and, using his dark colour skin complexion breaks a social taboo in India.
The fabric of this item involves handloom weavers, fabric dyers and embroiderers of Varanasi struggling with their workshops or with their lives.
Other items of the collection supply shelter and independance to a few ladies who are manufacturing them.
It is a happy chain reaction gathering people from several cultures, religions and social backgrounds and showing that we all share the same values of brotherhood.

Anand shows his body knowing that each picture is decent and that this is a way to catch the attention on this fight for Human Rights and human dignity.
Since the biggining most of the viewers of those pictures leave great comments which are a real support to this campaign.
However I get a few messages and comments from some people who are intentionally backward, lacking of any insight, correct action and respect to human rights.
I want to answer them with those words by American writer and activist James Baldwin,
“Remember, to hate, to be violent, is demeaning.It means you’re afraid of the other side of the coin-to love and be loved.”

(Scarf style “Dil Se” – 100% wool – Collection RED HALO)
RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.
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Swirl and Swing

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by designldg

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“I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
(James A. Michener – U.S. novelist and short-story writer, 1907-1997)

Anand is posing with a throw and a cushion in linen with aari embroidery fom the Red Halo collection.
This was shot with natural light at the upper terrace of our office.
RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.
(Cushion and throw style “Swirls” – 100% silk – Collection RED HALO)

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Polka Dots and Moonbeams

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by designldg

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“Suddenly I saw polka dots and moonbeams
All around a pug-nosed dream…”
(From “Polka Dots And Moonbeams” lyrics by Johnny Burke)

“Polka Dots and Moonbeams” is a popular song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke, published in 1940.
It was Frank Sinatra’s first hit recorded with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
The song is one of the top 100 most-frequently recorded jazz standards with arrangements by Gil Evans and others and notable recordings by Wes Montgomery, Lester Young, Sarah Vaughn and many others.
Listen to Ella Fitzgerald: youtu.be/LmSvcABOqYM

RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.
Anand, our icon model since our first catalogue, is wearing a woolen scarf made with Polka Dots in an aari embroidery which involves weavers and embroiderers who were struggling with their workshops.

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Unchain my Heart

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by designldg

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“I’m under your spell
Like a man in a trance
You know darn well that I don’t stand a chance
Unchain my heart let me go my way…”
(“Unchain My Heart”, song written by Bobby Sharp and recorded in 1961 by Ray Charles)

(Collection RED HALO – Accessory item style “Heart” with Zardozi embroidery)
RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.
(Copying those products is against this social work)

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{This evening for New Year Eve, opening of a new RED HALO shop at HOTEL SURYA ( S-20/51A-5,THE MALL ROAD,CANTONMENT) in VARANASI with the latest collections}
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Nudity Revealed

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2010 by designldg

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“Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display…The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress..”
(John Berger – British author, b. 1926)

Since several seasons I take most of the pictures of our collections at the upper terrace which is on the top of our office in Varanasi (Benaras) where an amazing wall is keeping traces of each monsoon and which is magnified by a natural light providing the best photo studio I could ever expect.
Those fashion photographies are not as simple as they pretend to be, each is dwelling with a real social work.

Among the many people involved there, Anand who is modeling for our catalogue since the begining of the company is escaping for a while his tough condition of boatman on the ganges and, using his dark colour skin complexion breaks a social taboo in India.
This woolen scarf is made with an aari embroidery, it involves weavers and embroiderers who were struggling with their workshops.
(Collection RED HALO – Scarf style “Swirls” – Col. Chocolate)
RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.(Copying those products is against this social work)
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