MulMul, Khadi and Linen invade the Indian Textile Day at LFW
As a tradition this season too many new and old designers showcased their traditional crafts on day two of Lakme Fashion Week Spring/Summer celebrating the 'Indian Textile Day' with fabrics from our very own country. From mulmul to cotton and linens the Indian Textile Day saw exquisite collection which ranged from traditional wear to contemporary-resort wear.These collection caught our attention the most from day two of LFW.
1) Anavila Misra
Staying true to her roots with muted colour palettes and breathable fabrics like linen, Misra made sure to bring the linen sari trend to fashion with her versatile presentation at the Lakme Fashion Week this season. While the fabric is tricky and difficult to work with, Misra took up the challenge and presented simple yet earthy collection keeping the embellishments and deep-necklines at bay.
2) Hemant and Nandita
While mumul has gained a lot of popularity in the west but in India this particular fabric is not everybody's first choice but after watching designer duo Hemant and Nandita 's presentation at Lakme Fashion Week we are guessing it will change many minds. Using the modern day silhouettes with Indian prints was the highlight of the collection.The high-waisted shorts and bustier combo caught our attention the most.
While it may be Shon Randhawa's first show at the Lakme Fashion Week but definitely she has earned a lot of followers after her 70's themed collection which she showcased this season at Lakme Fashion Week as part of her spring/summer collection.Using modern silhouettes with Indian embroideries like chikankari and gara's, Randhawa's collection majorly consisted of shorts,kaftans,shirt dresses and balloon sleeved crop-tops in muted colour palettes.
4) Raakesh Agarvwal
Embracing our very own Indian fabric,designer Raakesh Agarvwal exhibited the mulmul inspired collection for his resort wear line. A young, vibrant and boho collection in sunset yellow,tangerine and saffron-it was a contemporary line with flowy silhouettes perfect for this season.
5) Shruti Sancheti
Dedicating her summer/resort collection to the young no-mad of today,Shruti exhibited her "Nomadistaan" collection to the new breed of globe trotters in rich hues that ranged from marsala, peach, tangerine in pure organic woven khadis,summer silk and cotton. She also brought together a melange of tie and dye,mothda,leheriya and block prints.