MUMBAI, (GNI): The “RaDa’ collection by Divya Sheth at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017; had mixed inspirations. It was an artistic merger of pichwai paintings and Frida Kahlo’s surreal art.
Special hand painted Kalamkari illustrations in natural dyes came together with hand spun, hand woven khadi along with Mukaish and badla work, which was all dramatically brought to centre stage. The colours were a vibrant blend of Mexican and Indian hues, like indigo, scarlet red, cinnamon brown, turmeric and mustard yellow. Even the silhouettes were a merry mix of ‘South of the Border’ and Indian Royalty styles as peasant dresses gave a great contemporary twist to the collection.
The silhouettes were an unconventional mix of bohemian ensembles, with plaid as a constant element that created an astonishing blend. The presentation had a few staggering outfits, including a pre-stitched plaid sari over an indigo cropped blouse with minimal thread work. An off-white floor-length angrakha and anarkali teamed with checked palazzos were summer essentials introduced by the designer. An organza cape with intricate gold embroidery was thrown over a tartan, printed kurta and trousers, which created a tastefully executed fusion.
The 3-year old Divya Sheth label has been successfully showcasing Indian fabrics with crafts like Ajrakh, age old gotta work, hand woven khadi and Kalamkari paintings.
When it comes to selecting fusion fashion with Mexican and Indian inspirations, “RaDa” by Divya Sheth created an enduring fashion amalgamation.
AMOH BY JADE MADE A PURE, FREE-FLOWING FASHION STATEMENT AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2017
‘Amoh by Jade’ the luxury prét label by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali presented their signature style at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017. The designing pair’s “Amaat” collection for the coming season was aimed at the millennial woman whose jet set lifestyle demands a versatile wardrobe. Showcasing intricate and unique weaves, colours and craftsmanship; the collection revolved around vibrant summer hues like eye-catching coral, dramatic crimson, rose-gold, ivory and tangerine.
Structured corsets with complex hand-work and off-shoulder detailing on coral flowing skirts appeared to be well-crafted outfits, perfect for the modern bridal wear. Rose gold Lehenga on a classic ivory blouse was an unseen combination that was stylishly escalated with the addition of a ruby cape. Shoulder baring rosette shaded top clubbed with an exact skirt was majestically enchanting. The line was an alluring brew of delicately curated ensembles with intricate lace and embroidery that highlighted the lady-like traits in romantic hues.
Popular Bollywood star Swara Bhaskar ended the grand show in a metallic silver cowled midi covered with an enticing long lace cover.
‘Amoh by Jade’ is known for its fusion styles that have a distinct design element, which is easily identified with the brand. Appealing silhouettes ensured that the “Amaat” collection was ideal for Summer/Resort 2017 events with looks for women who desire the unconventional for the coming season.
SVA BY PARAS AND SONAM MODI BROUGHT THE ROMANCE OF RETRO STYLES TO LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2017
The collection “Noor” by Sonam and Paras Modi for their label ‘SVA’ was inspired by the celebrated dancer, Noor, whose beauty was renowned among the courtesans of the British Raj era.
Bringing the glitz and glamour of the nautch girls and combining it with the sophistication of the British Raj, the ‘SVA’ label presented a medley of gorgeous garments. Such grace and glory in ensembles could only be highlighted in regal colours like burnt rose, shadow grey, lint, green tea and burl wood.
The rich fabric base had to be handloom with decadent silks, satins and sheer extravagance creating a grand style statement. Handcrafted embellishments added to the beauty of the creations as ornate zardosi and pita work completely covered the garments or appeared selectively.
The extravagant Lehenga with plunged neckline blouse and cape sleeved detail looked ravishing on the runway. Peplum jacket teamed with well-tailored tulip pants were stunning. An asymmetrical top with an embroidered border paired with palazzos depicted modernism with a hint of elegance.
Bringing in just three men’s wear entries the label ensured that the masculine fashion quotient was taken care of. Silk kurtas and churidars were teamed with neatly crafted bandgala jackets and a regal sherwani in shades of burnt rose pink with beige silk churidars completed the look.
Adding to the mood of the collection was the limited edition hand crafted shoes that matched the look of the “Noor” range.
Nimrat Kaur, the superb Bollywood and Hollywood star made a glamorous entry in an ornate, gold, embroidered, wine, coloured Lehenga with an angular draped choli flaunting a long trail.
For a grand Red Carpet appearance that will drive the paparazzi into frenzy “Noor” by Sonam and Paras Modi for their ‘SVA’ label will cause a battery of flash bulbs to go into motor drive.
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