Archana Kochhar Debuts “Warli” Collection at NYFW with Hasna Sal of Glass Concepts 360

One highlight from the week was the presentation by Indian Artist Archana Kochhar. The renowned celebrity Bollywood couture designer collaborated with International glass artist Hasna Sal to make a bold statement on the runway. Kochhar’s collection titled “Warli” was part of the Make.In.India Campaign and was in support of the concept of global disability inclusion.

 

This year’s New York Fashion week opened its borders to international designers from faraway lands such as India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Australia. The international showcase was named “Markahh,” and was meant to bring together the world’s most influential modesty garment designers. The event provides an opportunity for established and emerging international designers to showcase their talents for fashion industry insiders.

One highlight from the week was the presentation by Indian Artist Archana Kochhar. The renowned celebrity Bollywood couture designer collaborated with International glass artist Hasna Sal to make a bold statement on the runway. Kochhar’s collection titled “Warli” was part of the Make.In.India Campaign and was in support of the concept of “global disability inclusion.”

Headlining the show was model Kiara (@naturallykiara). She strutted down the runway with her prosthetic leg in a triumph of inclusion. The collection featured black and white tribal-inspired prints, contrasted with modern silhouettes.

Intricately detailed Italian glass forms derived from Nature by Hasna SalInternational artist Hasna Sal was tapped to provide unique jewelry for this special runway show. Hasna is known for her glass installations, housewares, and interior design elements. She was asked by Kochhar to create statement pieces in black and white to match the collection. Hasna focused on earcuffs and handcuffs to accentuate Archana’s creations.

For this collection, she was Inspired by royal jewelry worn by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, and modernistic movies like James Cameron’s Avatar, the ear cuffs were designed to give a regal look to the wearer. They were crafted with Italian glass melted at 2000 deg with oxygenated and reducing flame to create intricately detailed forms that are derived from nature.

Hasna describes the inspiration behind her handmade jewelry: “In every being I see, hear, touch or feel, I find magic. The expression of that magic may be silent but it’s there, for those who seek to behold. An ordinary being is an enchanting magic of extra-ordinariness, and it’s my task as the artist to express that magic of creation, of celebration, of life, of symphony, of love, of togetherness, of friendship, of poetry, of kindness, of healing, of forgiveness. To that extent, this composition is about connectivity and togetherness, symbolizing peace and harmony in all things. This collection is comprised of 5 elements – glass, silver, pearls, quartz and exotic seeds; symbolizing love, friendship, kindness, togetherness, and creation. By wearing this jewelry, we are embracing these five powers of life that ennoble us and enable us to celebrate our inner strength. I feel enchantingly embraced by the strength of love, friendship, togetherness, kindness, and life itself, and I am sharing my power and strength with you.”

The show was a creative success, with the ear cuffs adding a futuristic feel to the modern collection. Kochhar’s collection was the perfect fusion of cultures to New York Fashion Week. The inclusive show can be a taste of what’s to come for the future of fashion and New York Fashion Week.

The jewelry is now on sale via Hasna Sal’s website glassconcepts360.com. You can learn more about Archana Kochhar here: http://archanakochhar.com/about

Hasna Sal Partners with Indian Designer Archana Kochar for “Maarkah” Event at New York Fashion Week

Twice a year, buyers, press, and fans of fashion gather in New York City to view the latest collections from all the top designers. New York Fashion Week is the highlight of the fashion industry each season. It’s where the industry meets and where established and emerging designers display their latest work for discerning and judgmental eyes.Twice a year, buyers, press, and fans of fashion gather in New York City to view the latest collections from all the top designers. New York Fashion Week is the highlight of the fashion industry each season. It’s where the industry meets and where established and emerging designers display their latest work for discerning and judgmental eyes.

This year international designers will be joining the presentation. The “Maarkah” event is meant to highlight international designers during the major fashion industry event that is New York Fashion Week. It will display the work of designers from faraway lands such as India, Egypt, Russia, and Australia.

The event will be held on September 9th & 10th, with the top names in international fashion displaying their current collections at the Museum of The City Of New York. The collections will consist of both haute couture and sportswear. There will also be a portion for “Modest Wear” highlighting clothing that is more conservative in nature, and that caters to a more religious crowd. There will be a panel discussion about the topic, featuring models, and other influencers.

Maarkah means “brand” in numerous languages, and the top brands from around the world will be participating. The event provides an opportunity for established and emerging international designers to showcase their talents for fashion industry insiders.

 

Opening the event is renown Indian designer Archana Kochar. Working for over a decade, her collections have been worn by international celebrities and socialites. She is known for revolutionizing the bridal arena with her glamorous looks, Indian-inspired and contemporary silhouettes, and high-quality craftsmanship.Opening the event is renown Indian designer Archana Kochar. Working for over a decade, her collections have been worn by international celebrities and socialites. She is known for revolutionizing the bridal arena with her glamorous looks, Indian-inspired and contemporary silhouettes, and high-quality craftsmanship. As one of the most sought-after bridal designers, she blends traditional embroideries and texturizing techniques with modern color blocked patterns. Her work is in both couture and ready-to-wear, including innovatively styled and draped lehengas, saris, gowns, anarkalis as well as luxe ranges of tunics and kaftans.

Presenting with Archana Kochar is international glass sculptor Hasna Sal. Hasna will be displaying her new collection of handcrafted glass jewelry. Hasna is known for her hand-made glass installations that use bold colors and flowing shapes, to convey emotion and energy.

 

My sculptures are a cornucopia of planes, textures, tonalities, resonances, moods, emotions, morality, chaos and more. And finally, my sculptures are the voice of color. Color is fundamental to the human spirit. It alleviates, invigorates, humanizes us. . . and I let it serenade. - Hasna Sal“My sculptures are a cornucopia of planes, textures, tonalities, resonances, moods, emotions, morality, chaos and more. And finally, my sculptures are the voice of color. Color is fundamental to the human spirit. It alleviates, invigorates, humanizes us. . . and I let it serenade.” – Hasna Sal. She will be partnering with Archana Kochar as the first show in the New York Fashion Week “Maarkah” Event. Models will be walking the runway with Archana Kochar gowns and Hasna Sal’s Jewelry.

The partnership is another step in combining influences from around the world to make a statement in fashion. Both artists produce unique one-of-a-kind creations that transform the world of the buyer. This will be the second year of the “Maarkah” event and will likely grow to feature more designers over the years.

If you would like to learn more about Hasna Sal and her work, please visit Glass Concepts 360 or call (785) 764-0481. Alternatively, you can use our convenient contact form.

Artists from Around the World Meet at The International Biennial of Nations in Venice

From March 16th to the 19th the art world gathered in Venice for The International Biennial of Nations. This international art expo featured the work of 165 contemporary artists selected from around the world. The categories featured included painting, sculpture, graphics, video art, and ceramics.

From March 16th to the 19th the art world gathered in Venice for The International Biennial of Nations. This international art expo featured the work of 165 contemporary artists selected from around the world. The categories featured included painting, sculpture, graphics, video art, and ceramics. For each section, both foreign and national entries were selected to present their artwork.

This unique event offered the opportunity to encounter, compare, and purchase traditional and innovative work from around the globe. The project was designed with the aim of enhancing artistic activity and stimulating the art market.

The Biennial was held in the beautiful Misericordia Palace. The historical setting and open floor plan made for the perfect backdrop to the event’s contemporary artwork. The building is located in the center of Venice and is one of the city’s most exclusive and prestigious locations.

The presentation was curated by Francesco Saverio Russo, Salvatore Russo, and Sandro Serradifalc, with the collaboration of artistic and editorial consultants Serena Carlino, Giacomo Cangialosi, Barbara Romeo and Rino Lucia. The event was a collaboration between industry professionals and prominent cultural figures.

The artists had the opportunity to win a number of prestigious awards. Sculptor Hasna Sal was among the selected artists showcasing work at the Biennial. She presented her glass sculptures and was awarded the Prize of Dogi for her work. ” This is one of the greatest moments of my life. To be standing on the world stage and presenting with 165 selected artists from all over the globe by the Biennale of Nations, and then to win an international artist award is a profoundly rewarding experience. Francesco and Salvatore Russo did an excellent job putting this event together at the Misericordia Palace in Venice, Italy. It was a very sophisticated art exhibition and it was well received by everyone. I head back home to the United States with great memories and new inspiration from the magical city of Venice and my fellow artists from all around the world. Looking forward to presenting at more exhibitions for the Biennale.”

International Prize of DOGI to the Artist Sal Hasna for the Artistic Value

The event included an Inauguration and ribbon cutting presented by Luca Beatrice, Angelo Crespi, Marco Rebuzzi, Sandro Serradifalco and the EFFETTO ARTE staff. The artists were treated to a special cocktail party at the inauguration ceremony.

Throughout the event, the artists mingled with curators, collectors, and fellow artists. The event was opened to the public with free admission each day. Along with the world-class artwork, visitors and artists were treated to special performances by the Venice Chamber Orchestra and Italian pop-star Morgan.

GLASS DESIGNED TO INSPIRE

Imagine, hand-crafted glass artwork that “speaks to the soul” while adding a unique beauty & elegance to any space it inhabits, whether a public forum or private home. That is what you will find when you view “the collection” of breath-taking glass walls, panels, sculptures and more by acclaimed artist Hasna Sal.

https://blink.adcfineart.com/collections/hasna-sal.

Imagine, hand-crafted glass artwork that “speaks to the soul” while adding a unique beauty & elegance to any space it inhabits, whether a public forum or private home. That is what you will find when you view “the collection” of breath-taking glass walls, panels, sculptures and more by acclaimed artist Hasna Sal.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: 

Passionately pursuing the creation of glass artwork including glass sinks, glass wall hangings, glass lamps, glass tableware & table tops, and glass jewelry, Hasna Sal studied fine art in England and Wales with an exhibition of watercolor renderings at the Cornwall Museum in 1997. Relocating to Boston, Massachusetts, she completed a 5-year professional degree program in architecture & urban design with her thesis for the final year in glass. Hasna Sal then moved to Kansas, where she worked as an architect, taught design at the University of Kansas and embarked on her career as a glass sculpture artist in 2004. In 2010, she was accepted by Harvard University for a post-graduate degree in landscape architecture which, according to the artist, gave her a greater understanding of the natural world which she now translates into her sculptural forms. As the driving force behind Glass Concepts 360, Hasna Sal continues to use her talent and imagination to create a myriad of glass artwork that emotes beauty; whether in the form of a glass panel or the functionality of a glass sink.

Passionately pursuing the creation of glass artwork including glass sinks, glass wall hangings, glass lamps, glass tableware & table tops, and glass jewelry, Hasna Sal studied fine art in England and Wales with an exhibition of watercolor renderings at the Cornwall Museum in 1997.

THE SHOWCASE:

Hand-picked by Blink Art, a division of Art Design Consultants, Hasna Sal’s artistry in “the collection” reflects the style & function ADC strives for as an art consultant agency & gallery dedicated to showcasing the best art to their clients. Filled with vibrant designs destined to inspire, this collection offers something for every taste & lifestyle! In the words of the artist, “My sculptures are a cornucopia of planes, textures, tonalities, resonances, moods, emotions, morality, chaos and more. And finally, my sculptures are the voice of color. Color is fundamental to the human spirit, it alleviates, invigorates, humanizes us…and I let it serenade.”

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THE COLLECTION:

From the profusion of color in Hasna Sal’s Enchanted Garden & Maple Leaf Installation to the thought-provoking Abyss & Freedom Panel; this collection features larger scale art the becomes the focal point of any room. Whether mounted on a wall or sitting on a table, Hasna Sal’s collection of hand-made glass platters, featuring modernistic & contemporary flair, are not to be ignored. The “Fleur D’Amour” Glass on Wood Panel and “Coral Vase” offer a touch of realism with a bit of whimsy. The “Glass Fountain Vase” evokes the sound of cool running water. See these items and more at https://blink.adcfineart.com/collections/hasna-sal.

The profusion of color in Hasna Sal’s Enchanted Garden becomes the focal point of any room. Mounted on a wall or sitting on a table, Hasna Sal’s collection of hand-made glass platters, featuring modernistic & contemporary flair, are not to be ignored. The “Glass Fountain Vase” evokes the sound of cool running water.

BUILDING A REPUTATION ONE PIECE AT A TIME.

One art lover posts, “Every piece Hasna Sal creates is a masterpiece in my opinion. I get compliments on our fiery chandelier all the time. I recommend Glass Concepts 360 to everyone I know.” Another buyer says, “I went to one of Hasna’s exhibitions and was blown away by the beauty of her art. My wife and I decided to order a custom piece for our home. I can’t wait to place it in our living room and have friends over to show it off!” At Glass Concepts 360, Hasna Sal has managed to develop unique pieces that appeal to an international audience. Popular in the United States, Europe & Asia, her jewelry pieces are especially coveted in India where they are sold in two boutiques and a retail store.

Visit http://blick.artfineart.com/collections/hasna-sal to view Hasna Sal’s recent creations. Learn more about Hasna Sal at www.glassconcepts360.com and contact her directly at  hasna_sal@glassconcepts360.com

Hasna Sal surrounded by her artwork