Lakme Fashion Week 2015 Summer Resort has now come to an end, and has showcased a remarkable mix of both contemporary and traditional styles. The event also showcased a number of themed days, including a day dedicated to traditional Indian textiles and weaving techniques.
Kiran Uttam Ghosh, a huge name in Indian fashion, utilised a number of intricate fine textiles throughout her impressive collection showcased on Indian Handlooms and Textile Day, including traditional banarasi brocade and khadi, used along side more modern fabrics such as georgette and crépe. Kiran’s collection consisted of subtle androgynous themes but with a soft feminine twist that created both a wearable and stylish look. We saw crisp over-sized collars on white shirts teamed with long flowing silhouettes in soft pastel hues and rich gold’s, a stunning collection not to be missed!
Deepika Govind’s collection was also presented on Indian Handlooms and Textile Day. The collection titled ‘The Memoir of a Yogi who loved blue’ at Lakme Fashion Week 2015 Summer Resort was based on the garments worn by the beautiful ladies in the Kutch district in Gujarat. The collection was both strong and graceful, with stunning silhouettes echoing the elongated, fluid dresses of the Khatri tribe. The ensembles included layered weaves that were embroidered with handcrafted tribal symbols. The sole fabric used was organic Kala cotton, which was the basis of each of the beautifully crafted garments.
Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam presented their “Chauraha” collection at Lakme fashion Week 2015 Summer Resort on Indian Handlooms and Textile Day, with two timeless fabrics at the base of their collection - Dhonekali and Gamcha. The designer duo used these fabrics in a simple colour palette of black, ivory and red, teamed with bold checked patterns and hand-woven cottons, which created a traditional but stylish look on the runway. From floaty draped tunics and simple dresses to loose fitting pants and striking cropped tops, the collection made finest use of these two very traditional and humble textiles!
Divya Sheth presented her stunning eco-organic collection named “Sultana on Safari” at Lakme Fashion Week 2015 Summer Resort, with a distinct royal touch. Aimed at the globe-trotting traveller who loves sustainable fashion, Divya focused on fabrics such as pure hand spun and woven khadi, and organic silks throughout her collection. The garments were given an innovative and opulent touch with traditional reinvented Kalamkari and Ajrakh in eco friendly natural dyes.
Ujjawal Dubey presented an innovative and summer friendly collection as part of Indian Handlooms and Textile Day at Lakme Fashion Week 2015 Summer Resort. For his collection titled “Half-Light”, Ujjawal set out to create a stylish balance between contrasting colours and traditional silhouettes. The designer used both dark and light grey as well as fashionable summer pastel shades of blue and then added a surprise element to the collection with fun metallic detailing. Ujjawal kept the silhouettes to a relaxed fit, which were both oversized and layered with a variety of summer suited fabrics such as hand woven khadi, linen net and satin blends, cotton linen and subtle faux leather detailing, a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary styles!
Sources: Lakme Fashion Week Facebook Page, Urban Asian