Fledgling Handwoven Heritage meets Poised Fashion at LFW Day 2
Day 2 at LFW witnessed lines blurring between sustainable and sexy. Traditional textiles paved way for uber-chic, fresh fashion highs. Breaching stereotypes were also “baby bumps”, “real women in real sizes”, live music and much more!
Effortless dressing, fluid silhouettes, flowy fabrics and earthy tones defined the collection at Pella. Light, hand-woven, rich textiles like Pashmina, Cashmere, Eri and Ahimsa Silk were used to create exotic couture exuding love for minimalistic fashion.
The Meraki project
Patchworked slogans, feminine fringes, flouncy necklines, décolleté bodices and classic silhouettes made for an eclectic collection. Tan gladiators and ikat prints added a whimsical touch. Collection by Meraki was all fun, bright and magical, yet summer sustainable!
Weaving poetry into sartorial designs, Swati’s contemporary boho line took inspiration cues from medieval chintz prints. Working playful stripes to intricate aari embroidery and even appliqué work on canvas of mesmerizing heirloom of the past, had us spellbound.
Gaurang’s ‘Calico’ was a tandem of vintage silhouettes in traditional Indian textiles, he had us swooning with dramatic ruffles and sharp pleats. Making headlines were also live music by Manasi Scott and Carol Gracias with her baby bump.
Standing on podiums, models showcased couture that was a notch higher in fusion and hybrid fashion in rich vibrant silks. Interesting numbers like dhoti-jumpsuit-sari, ghagras worked as capes, pajamas changed to off-shoulder blouses, left us completely enthralled.
Celebrity fashion stylists Archana Walavalker, Chandni Bahri and Tanya Ghavri walked the ramp for Deepa Gurnani. The runway saw long, flowy numbers and contrasting slick hairstyles donning exquisite collection of jewellery in antique metallic, brass and bright golds.
Nor Black nor white
The show displayed a contemporary rock-chic style fashion inspired by 90s groovy and edgy athleisure and streetwear collection. Quirky, bold and iridescent, the indie label had us swooning over its frisky vibes.