On India Textile Day at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai fashion designer Gaurang presented a creative mix of beautiful saris, anarkalis and ghagras - recreating the retro look of 1950’s and 1960 of Kanjeevarams with Kalamkari at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. Beautiful, Charming Kirron Kher Gaurang’s Showstopper made a grand entry on the ramp in a rich ivory brocade sari.
Gaurang says "Ardhagini” is designed to appeal to the modern woman with eternally popular yellow, orange, red and pink. Working around the beauty of Kanjeevarams, Kalamkari and zardozi, the designer highlighted the intricate weaving known as Korvai for the grand South Indian saris. Gaurang collections of Kanjeevaram silks splashed with animal motifs in bright hues inspired by Panchatantra Stories was truly a return of the glamorous 1950’s and 1960’s retro look with a touch of modernity.
His Kalamkari prints with the beautiful brocades, were extremely creative and experimental presented in hot colours like saffron, gold, red, vermillion, green, black, blue for the salwars, cholis, saris, luxurious lehengas, and dupattas. The varied textures of the fabrics looked magnificent in each entry, with the discreet zardozi embroidery on sleeve edges and dupattas. The Kurtas were regal and varied from floor to ankle length, at times panelled or pleated but at the same time allowed the gorgeous Indian textiles that enthralled the audience.
Under the ramp lights the Brocades with intricate zari and silk weave, glittered with the prominent detailing being the giant "latkans" or tassels ending with animal shapes hanging at the back of cholis, or dupattas. It was a truly an Indian Textile Day , with the rich heritage in textiles and prints brought to centre stage by Gaurang Shah, in stunning creations, which will rapt the Indian Woman many years.