The Lakme Fashion Week 2015 – Winter festive saw a number of well known designer showcasing their creations on the ramp. Celebrating fifteen years of Lakme Fashion week, the show features a line up of 100 designers with over 20 new designers and a focus on reviving hand looms. Day 2 saw the spotlight on Indian weaves and craftsmanship. Ritu Kumar dazzled us with her modern take on the traditional Benaras silks, while Gaurang Shah’s showcased textiles from around the country. Anita Donge’s collection featured exquisite handcrafted embroidery by the artisans.
Ritu Kumar’s “Varanasi Weaves” celebrates the handloom of India with beautiful motifs like badami, kyari and floral dots in timeless and classic designs with a modern touch. The models paired their saris with leggings and belts for an ethnovogue look.
Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla brought back the 70′s disco era with their Jawani Janeman collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015. They opened the show in retro outfits with a modern touch. The show saw ruffled saris and gowns on sheer fabrics in a subtle color palette. The highlight of the show was gold shimmering bodysuits and sparkling outfits.
A romantic collection inspired by a historical love story, Gaurang Shah’s “Samyukta” showcases the rich Indian fabrics with exquisite zari work and weaves. Gaurang revived traditional fabrics like Kancheepuram, Benarasi, Patan Patola, with zardozi, gota patti, aari and chikankari work in his favorite color palette of red and golds.
The “Grassroot” collection from Anita Dongre featured intricate handcrafted designs highlighting the heritage and arts of India. Ahir embroidery from Gujarat, ikat from Karnataka and Hyderabad, Gotta Patti from Rajasthan, intricate Warli and hand block prints are some of the crafts featured in the collection