Gaurang Shah and Shruti Sancheti brought 50’s and 60’s glamour to Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 Season.
With a cleaver mix of breathtaking saris, anarkalis and ghagras, Gaurang Shah amazed the audience at the opening of Indian Textile day at the LFW.
The “Ardhagini” collection by Shah embellished the LFW catwalks with the ever popular yellow, orange, red and pink palette, perfect for modern brides. Working with the beauty of Kanjeevarams, Kalamkari and zardozi, the designer highlighted the magnificent South Indian saris with the glamour found of the 50’s and 60’s retro look. The combinations of the Kalamkari and Gaurang brought to life a bridal collection full of silk and animal motifs in hot colors such as saffron, gold, red, vermillion, and green, black, blue for the salwars, cholis, saris, luxurious lehengas, and dupattas. The texture and colours varieties created an elegant and extremely appealing bridal collection. Intricate sari and silk weaves glittered under the ramp lights with the prominent detailing being the giant “latkans” or tassels ending with animal shapes hanging at the back of cholis, or dupattas were some of the highlights of this magnificent bridal collection.
Kirron Kher helped bring Shah creations’ to life by walking down the catwalk in a rich brocade sari, enriching India’s prints and textiles heritage and amazing women all over the country.
A collection entitled, “Thar” by Shruti Sancheti inspired all hearts of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 by transforming the rustic nomadic Shibori look into a unique fashion piece with use of an ombre effect and Shibori patterns.
Saris worn with Jodhpuri pants, Cowl trousers, ijjars or churidas with asymmetric angarkhas, ghaghris, chogas, quilted jackets and kedia cholis gave Sancheti’s collection a creative and unconventional air, perfect for those who enjoy a more unusual style.
Asymmetric tunics and kurta hemlines with slim or flowing pants were a designer favourite. Tiny boleros looked very stylish with cholis; while front drapes for the dresses with square cut-out backs added interesting detailing directions. Asymmetric smocks with embroidered collars, long embellished bibs for kurtas over skirts and the heavily embroidered sherwanis and lehengas gave a festive touch to the collection.
Article by Hannah D. Marques
Images courtesy of Lakme India Fashion Week