1. Characterized by many curves or turns; winding: a sinuous stream

2. Characterized by supple and lithe movements: the sinuous grace of a dancer

3. Not direct; devious


The sewing needle forgets its usual straight path and sinuously stitches across the pure silk canvas to create organic patterns that mesmerize the eye. A million stitches and more, to make these graceful clothes


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trunkshow in Bangalore

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we will bring our delightful clothes to Bangalore soon!
trunkshow @ Rain Tree, Bangalore
27th-28th July, 10am-7pm


 - An installation cum trunk sale of exquisitely hand crafted, thought provoking, contemporary

clothes for men and women by textile/fashion designer, Padmaja Krishnan.  

::: 8th, 9th, 10th December 2011, 11am-7pm :::

::: @ the Artisans Gallery, 52-56, Dr. V B Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 :::

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Exhibition at Babaghuri shop, Tokyo from 10.6.2011




We are pleased to announce the latest exhibition of our clothes at the exceedingly charming Babaghuri shop in Tokyo,
“Handiwork of India II”

zero-waste: fashion repatterned

From March 3 – April 16, 2011 showcasing creations at:

A radical experimental exhibition at the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery, Columbia College, ChicagoOpening reception and gallery talk with the curator Columbia College professor of fashion Arti Sandhu, March 3rd, 5-8 pm

Another contributing designer, Timo Rissanen, will give a talk Wednesday, March 9, at 5:30 PM.

ecochic asia

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Showcased at Ecochic Asia, October 6th 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. EcoChic Asia is the first dedicated fashion show ever held that exclusively celebrated Asian designers’ contributions towards improved environmental and/or social conditions within the fashion industry.

solo textiles show @ Izumo quilt museum, Japan

advt.jpgExhibition of quilted kaantha textile art by Padmaja Krishnan at Izumo Quilt Museum, Japan ::: 8th July-31st August 2010

Shared Talent India

My collection for Shared Talent made an almost zero wastage workshop a reality. It was an outcome of the used scraps collected at the Shared Talent India workshop. Scraps of silk, scraps of muslin, scarps of cotton and the scrap threads lying on the workshop floor left behind by all the other designers at the workshop were carefully collected, sorted, ironed, pieced, stitched, restitched to create new surface textures. The collection is a story of sustainable living, of thrift, of remaking, of patching the scraps to make a useful new.

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::: women embroidering the scraps at the studio :::

To commemorate the World Environment Day and promote Indian Sustainable Textiles, Shared Talent India presents an exhibition of collaborative works of sustainable fashion by UK and Indian fashion designers at the British Council Library on June 4, 2010 at 6.30pm. The exhibition is open from 1st to 10th June from 10 am to 6pm at the British Council Library, 17 Kasturba Gandhu Marg, New Delhi.


“Transformation: Material . Magic . Memory”

Exhibition titled “Transformation: Material . Magic . Memory”, featuring the renowned 9 international artists/designers Junichi Arai, Jean Cacicado, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Padmaja Krishnan, Tsuyoshi Kuno, Mascha Mioni, Rahul Mishra, Barbara Rogers, and Yoshiko Iwamoto wada will be held in the Fashion Gallery, Hong Kong Polytech University, 1-26 march 2010

IMG_7648.JPG Every material we see is usually what our memory recalls it as. However, when we add imagination to this memory there lies a possibility of a transformation, the possibility that the same materials be redefined and given an alternative life, form and meaning .

Exhibit at International Quilt Week Yokohama, 12th-14th november 2009







News of work in progress. Among other things.