Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort ’14: Day 3

Renaissance by Purvi Doshi

Renaissance by Purvi Doshi

Being the connoisseurs of Indian ethnic fashion, we always work towards spreading the grandeur and magnificence of Indian textiles and fashion across the globe. And we appreciate the hard work our designers are putting in to restore the lost glory of Indian craftsmen. With this thought we came to the Day 3 of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 that celebrates the ingenious heritage of Indian textiles. Third day of the gala event witnessed some impressive line of designers from the veterans like Krishna Mehta and Anita Dongre to the much-loved Gaurang Shah, Purvi Doshi and Shruti Sancheti – presented a mélange of designs that boasted of rich Indian craftsmanship.

Dia Mirza walked for Anita Dongre

Indian Textile Day began with Karishma Shahani Khan’s collection called Kaam Kaaj that gave a sneak peek into the natural dyeing technique famous in Gujarat along with the famous art of Ajrakh and block printing. The next show by Sonam and Paras Modi presented a curated collection of sarees, jumpsuits, skirts, blouses and tunics in a rich and rustic palette inspired from the Indian cultural heritage.

Next set of outfits was presented by designer Pratima Pandey. A chic and feminine line of attires comprising of white sheer tunics, churidar and flared pants with tonal variations and multi-color embroidery – ideal for great summer dressing. Woven in silk chanderi & pure cotton, the A-line kurtas were the main highlights of her collection, titled as ‘Jack n Jill’.

Finally the much awaited show off the day began with Gaurang Shah’s collection – Chand Bali. He had his muse Kiron Kher walking the ramp, draped in a pink and orange Benarasi Brocade saree. After his ethnic dose of traditional outfits, next designer Purvi Doshi presented a story line dipped in natural dyes of red, grey, khaki, deep green, ecru and indigo. Her collection titled Renaissance was a line of flowy silhouettes woven in cotton. Purvi borrowed inspiration from different cultures and styles of Gujarat and Europe, and gave birth to this colorful collection comprising of full circle floor length gowns, long sleeved collared kurtas and color blocked dupattas.

Magic woven in Maheshwar by Krishna Mehta

Magic woven in Maheshwar by Krishna Mehta

After many colorful representations of Indian textile,  debutante Anavila Sindu Misra took everyone on a fashionable journey. A rustic yet edgy interpretation of hand woven saree woven in linen gave the traditional drape a distinct style statement. Innovative use of Jamdani weaves, hand batik, Sujani, Khatwa and hand block printing added glamour to her collection called ‘Secret Life of the Forest’.  After

After this veteran of the fashion industry Krishna Mehta and Anita Dongre presented a uniquely designed collection in association with development commissioner for Handloom Ministry of Textiles Government of India. Known for adding a modern twist to the ethnic weaves of India, this time Krishna Mehta presented her collection – Magic Woven in Maheshwar – that was an ode to the traditional weaves of Maheshwar. From six yard sarees, flared skirts, tunics, blouses and more, the collection intelligently displayed the interplay of pleats, texturization, and pin tucks.  On the other hand, Anita Dongre presented a line of maxi dresses and gowns with Indian textiles and she had the pretty Dia Mirza walking the ramp in a pale yellow dress.

As Day 3 concludes, we gear up for more excitement at Lakmé Fashion Week 2014. Stay with us as we bring to you the world of fashion and glamor!.

Signing Off

Categories:   Ethnic Alley, Fashion Runways