The second day at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2017 was dedicated to sustainable fashion and Indian textiles.
All that revved up the glam quotient on the ramp on the second day of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2017.
[ Also Read: Day 1 At The Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 ]
Reincarnation By Artisans Centre
Creating fashion from waste, the show Reincarnations by artisans was all about celebrating the second life of fashion by means of recycle and repair. The show was the brainchild of Radhi Parekh with the support of Mantra Foundation. With a stunning collection of clothes, jewellery, accessories, scarves and footwear the group of 5 innovative and experimental designers took the audiences by surprise presenting their fashionable interpretations of discarded commodities.
Smriti Dixit was one of the finest creative heads of the group who stunned all present with her gorgeous collage of jewellery created from fabrics, fibres and unique materials stitched, sewed and knotted into head turning pieces.
The Stitching Project by Fiona Wright and Praveen Nayak presented a sustainable collection of garments upcycled from waste materials. The collection boasted of vintage fabrics in khadi and block prints.
Jambudweep’s Shubhi Sachan created a collection with non-hazardous material that was cast away. In line with the trendsetters of today, the design aesthetics of the collection, that showcased a range of kurtas, maxis, sheer blouses and tunics in a soothing neutral color palette, is sure to please the fashionistas.
Wandering Whites presented a bold and beautiful collection of attention seeking jewellery pieces curated from brass combined with industrial scrap. Long neck pieces extending till the navel boasted of layers, strings and imposing pendants and necklaces bracing the arm were the highlights of this collection.
I Was A Sari, recycled old saris to create an ecstatic collection of contemporary silhouettes in rich jewel tones.
Shailesh Singhania brought to the runway a gorgeous collection of spring summer saris. Working with traditional jamdanis, enveloped the audiences with captivating motifs like peacocks, exotic Indian florals, and birds. Dramatic tissue blouses in bright hues, featuring ruffles and bows was the definite highlight of this textile masters collection.
Designer Lipsa Hebram with her collection “ Simplify”, attempted to bring into the spotlight the tribal culture from Odisha. Fusing Orissa’s primitive weave Santhali combined with organically dyed fabrics from Kotpad. Fluid cotton separates made for a soothing lounge wear collection. Checks and stripes in a serene palette of creams and whites with maroon and rust highlights looked high on comfort with a designer edge. Celebrity actress Adah Sharma slayed playing showstopper in a pleated and layered summer dress which resonated a bohemian free spirit.
House Of Milk
True to their name, models strutted to create the impression of a fashionable milky way onto the ramp donning pristine and serene ivory. Flowy silhouettes accentuated with 3d flowers screamed of supreme tailoring and structure. The collection of fluid constructed dresses, tops, jumpsuits and lowers in cottons and silks floated like a dreamy magical story told on the ramp with much luxe and soul calming vibe.
Drawing inspiration from the colors of the ocean, label Padmaja showcased a collection high on vitamin Sea, with bespoke and chic structured outfits ranging from the frothy whites to calming sea blues.
Designers Shantanu Das and Chirag Gandhi came up with their interpretation of sustainable fashion presenting a collection titled “To Be or Not to Be”, bringing onto the ramp a monochromatic symphony of silhouettes in unbleached cottons in shades of whites, off-whites and pale blues.
Indigene by designers Jaya Bhatta and Ruchi Tripathi delighted audiences with it’s informal take on traditional Indian textiles. Models draped in boxy silhouettes defined by immaculate tie and dyes and muted shade card looked ready for the scorching Indian summers.
Naushad Ali gave revamped the facade of his statement Madras cottons to render breezy and flowy garments. Earthy tones, bouncy structured outfits and soft fabrics left a lasting summer impact on the gazers.
Sanjukta Dutta’s collection presented riot of intense Indian colors onto the ramp. A stunning ethnic collection in shades of greens, metallics, blacks and bright reds revived all our festive vibes. Bold and beautiful sarees, lehenga skirts and dauntless backless blouses were the defining elements of Sanjukta’s eclectic collection. Preity Zinta made her runway comeback playing the pretty showstopper.
Artisans Of Kutch
Reviving the kutch culture to all new highs, the show dedicated to the Kutch weaves and embroidery. Presenting a fusion line with a collection of indo western garments summed up a rich collection. Skittle prints, bolreos, cold-shoulder blouses brought back memories of the forgotten folklore. The show provided the much needed gratification to the heritage lovers.
The day ended with a sustainable collection for men by Pero, Abraham Thakore and Rajesh Pratap Singh. Floral jackets by Pero were appeared to be the perfect layering for the summer resort season ahead. Abraham Thakore presented a whole range of patchwork jackets,separates, and deconstructed silhouettes. Spurring an all new take on recycled plastic bottles and saved garments Rajesh Pratap Singh creatively curated yarns and fibres to construct a statement collection for men in khadi and denims
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