Time just slipped away at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 on the day 2. Every moment spent in perceiving the outlandish work executed by the designers was time spent in worth. Let’s sit back and chat over the designers and their collection displayed here-
‘Banaras’ by Mrinalini Gupta kept a strong rooted line to the streets of Varanasi. The designer maintained a rustic touch to the collection. The tea and coffee soaked linen and cotton, depicted the perfect tone of summer/resort theme. She played a bit with gauze for creativity and undertook detailed layering too. The collection with maxis, pencil skirts, tunics, cowl draped breezy skirts, harem pants, hand knit t-shirts etc. defined an unconventional theme through the designs. Dominant colors were different shades of beige and browns. Saris were also displayed with lacing detail or red and black hemlines.
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‘Calico’ is his ode to the 11th century printed and cotton fabrics of Calicut. His compilation consisted entirely of Saris and gowns where each gown had 3 saris blended together in an artistic form. Also keeping the vintage theme playing loud, the outfits were weaved using Jamdhani technique which is the key focus throughout the show. No embellishments, tassels were needed to heighten the outfit. From extremely soothing summer hues like mild yellow, mint green to darker and deeper shades, the designer exhibited a collection totally creative and splendid in every form.
Carol Gracias, the long-time-no-see Indian supermodel walked the ramp for Gaurang in a beautiful green and pink sari flaunting the very evident baby bump. Glowing with her happiness, she looked bold and in perfect attitude while on the ramp.
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Dancing around the concept of dressing up, the designer experimented a successful interactive ramp walk. The models walking the ramp would consider themselves as designers and add the finishing touch ups to their looks. Summer looked at its best with khadi silk wool, khadi cotton with plastic bags were well weaved to form an amazing fabric oriented collection. Keenly keeping the shades of blue and indigo intact with intricate designs interweaved the collection looked classic yet chic.
Chucking the ramp walk entirely and organizing the models on the podiums, the designer showcased his ‘Indica Emporia’ collection strongly rooted to Indian textile and culture. Throughout his collection, we will find 20 different garments which were modified to suit the modern style. Playing with the color palette, the designer brought to our notice numerous hues that every Indian loves and holds a collection of. The range of fabrics included khadi cotton, silk tussar, mugha, dupione, noile and organza. We can notice the creativity when the ghagras were turned into capes, dhotis as jumpsuits, pajamas as off shoulder blouses and capes as kurtas etc.
Sticking strongly to the sustainability theme, the designers, Ruchi Tripathi and Jaya Bhatt presented their collection by Indigene. Be it shirts, long pants or jackets, we are bound to find simplicity, modesty and genuinely designed fabric. Striking a node of style and class, the designers chose the ajrak technique with Burkina Faso motifs that inspired from the Islamic architecture in sufficiency. The designs look quite geometric and linear with a handbag in play and aided in bringing an organic feel around.
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