An alum of the National Institute of Design, textile and fashion designer and curator Mayank Mansingh Kaul held us rapt as he traced the trajectory of our country’s many textile innovations of the past and present, with a tantalising hint of what the future might hold. The title of his presentation for Sarmaya Talks was ‘New Traditions: Indian Textiles Since Independence’.
Mayank Mansingh Kaul is a New Delhi-based writer and curator with an interest in post-independence histories of textiles, design and fashion in India. A graduate in textile design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Kaul has been involved in the past in areas of cultural and creative industries’ policy. He has curated several textile exhibitions and represented Indian design and textiles in prestigious forums internationally. He has been featured on lists like, ‘The Most Influential Young Indians’ at the World Economic Forum Davos and India’s Most Influential Creatives in Harper’s Bazaar India.