Indian Textile Day at Lakmé Fashion Week is always very highly anticipated. All the designers showcasing on this day specialize in Indian textile and weaves. The shows on Day 3 gave us a glimpse into the wealth and diversity of the fabric that’s closest to home.
Here’s the roundup of the shows we loved on Day 3 :
KASHA by Karishma Shahani Khan
In a vivid and earthy colour palette of deep olive, mustard, burnt orange and deep indigo, Karishma Shahani’s show was a riot of texture and ingenuity. We loved the easy flowing silhouettes, gorgoues block prints and intricate detailing that was prevalent all through the show.
N& S Gaia
Inspired by the scenic beauty of the Meghalayan foothills, N&S Gaia presented a collection that was a blend of old world traditon and inspired modernity. Delicate floral motifs were hand woven in to draped skirts, jackets and pleated shawls in soft colours like eggshell, ivory, camel, yellow, soft blue and pistachio.
Swapnil Shinde re-invented Maharashtran Paithani in a stunning show that managed to stay true to his avant garde aesthetic while paying homage to the simplicity and beauty of the local fabric. Gold borders and geometric peacock prints were seen across his bright and vibrant collection.
Titled ‘Le Pondi’ Shruti Sancheti’s collection at Lakmé Fashion Week was a tribute to the beauty and charm of Pondicherry. It played to the sympathies of the romantic with the printing of pretty floral motifs across separates like tunics, cropped jackets, shift dresses, palazzos and maxi dresses.
Krishna Mehta presented a collection that was rife with colour and detail. Aubergine, gold, peacock blues, scarlet and indigo were just a small part of the colour palette. We loved the gorgeous separates, tie and dye and styled layering of each ensemble.
Anita Dongre closed Indian Textile Day with a beautiful show in a pastel colour palette. We saw butterscotch, ivory, powder blue and dull rose on amazingly detailed pret pieces. We saw detailed surface texturing, plunging necklines on dresses and an appealing opaque transparency in her ensembles. Boho-luxe with just a hint of sexy, we absolutely loved her show!
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