At the Winter Festive edition 2014 of Lakme Fashion Week, the Ministry of Textiles backed the Indian Textile Day endeavour of the organisers. The day, started in the 2012 edition of the fashion week has been steadily attracting interest from all quarters. And designers who have been using traditional textiles in their collections are lapping up the attention.
Anavila Misra’s collection of beautiful Sarees used over-dyes in red and blue, while Krishna Mehta's collection was a splash of colour on the ramp with hues of orange, pink and indigo. Anita Dongre's use of bandhani on her Lehengas was another stand-out feature. There was even a show by Sanjay Garg, who has been using handlooms and other fabric in his collections extensively. Although Garg's collection on the ramp did not necessarily reflect this sensibility.
If the presence of Bollywood stars at a show is any indicator of mass interest, as often tends to be the case, then the textile day is certainly here to stay and to make it's presence felt in the coming seasons.
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