Friday Sari Project Brings Sri Lankan Design to Dulwich

Friday Sari Project, a concept space in the heart of Dulwich Village, is a platform for contemporary design and culture inspired by the Indian subcontinent.

Founder Mehala Ford, who lives in Peckham was born in Sri Lanka and raised in the UK, the Friday Sari Project offers a curated and immersive selection of fashion, design-led products, workshops, talks, film nights and exhibitions that provide an insight into India and Sri Lanka.

After pursuing a stimulating career in the fashion industry, Mehala started a blog in 2017 to explore a modern way to wear Sari and stay connected to her heritage.

She explored the fashion and design scenes of India and Sri Lanka and aims to shine a much deserved light on contemporary design and culture.

Take a contemporary sari drape workshop with Friday Sari Project in Dulwich Village

A Chodhri drape

Look out for the Future Drape exhibition, a modern vision of sari styling and drape, running from 1 October-1 December 2018.

As well as a drape installation, there will be how-to-drape videos in collaboration with Border & Fall and The Sari Series, plus independent films from directors Bon Duke, ‘Q’ and Pooja Kaul; as well as photography by Rachel Santo, Rema Chaudhary, Indra Joshi, Nil Bhaumik and Ashish N Shah.

There will also be sari draping workshops on 13 and 20 October, as well as a tasting event with chef and author of Saffron Soul, Mira Manek, who will be serving up some of her vegetarian heritage recipes from India on 6 October.

The Friday Sari Project is running from June to December 2018 at The Old Car Showroom, 25 Dulwich Village SE21 7BN;