Reinterpreting the Jamwar

Rajesh Pratap Singh and Shingora have collaborated to create a luxurious capsule collection of scarves and stoles that give a modern twist to traditional Jamwar shawls.

A scarf from Rajesh Pratap Singh and Shingora's luxury capsule collection

A scarf from Rajesh Pratap Singh and Shingora’s luxury capsule collection

Shingora, the largest manufacturer and exporter of shawls and scarves in India, has collaborated with famous fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh to create a luxurious range of scarves, stoles and pocket squares. Rajesh gives a modern interpretation of the classic jamavar shawls with contemporary motifs, using various weaving and print techniques on interesting textures. The resulting capsule collection of 35 designs combines Singh’s traditional craft with Shingora’s high technology manufacturing.

The idea of the collaboration was born when Singh visited Shingora’s manufacturing facility some years ago. During the visit, Rajesh and Amit Jain, Shingora’s CEO, developed a keen connect based on a mutual passion for creating world-class textiles. Talking about the collaboration, Amit said, “This is a shared vision of presenting Indian textile heritage in a modern and contemporary fashion to the discerning Indian audience.”

A stole from Rajesh Pratap Singh and Shingora's luxury capsule collection

A stole from Rajesh Pratap Singh and Shingora’s luxury capsule collection

All the scarves and stoles in the collection are made from premium wool, merino cashmere and other luxurious fibres. Discussing the range, Rajesh said, “India has a history of the angavastram or unstitched cloth wrapped around the upper torso. The stole or scarf is another variant of this unstitched cloth. Also, we’ve only done hand-woven scarves so far and have outsourced some cashmere in the past. We had access to the latest jacquard fabric and excellent printing equipment that helped us create some interesting designs.”

The capsule collection of scarves and stoles will be available across Rajesh Pratap Singh stores. Some of the styles will also be retailed at premium luxury retail destinations in India as well as abroad. You can also purchase them from Shingora’s online store.