The Diverse Fashion Directions presented by Payal Kapoor, Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam were full of colour block brights and ingenious layering.
Opening the show, Payal Kapoor presented an array of traditional garments cleverly updated with modern elements, for example take the dhoti style miniskirts paired with Benares halters and peplum blouses. Adding a touch of decadence to the proceedings came in the form of beautiful gold leaf embroidery which trailed along longer hemlines whilst draping of sari gowns and sheer fabrics created a soft silhouette. A transitional jacket was our standout piece, covered in delicate peach lace and layered over a dual-toned multi layer sari, East certainly met West.
Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam
If you thought colour blocking was limited to Spring Summer, you’re truly mistaken as Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam’s “Technocolour” collection brilliantly demonstrated. Fabric featuring 2116 colours and an array of rainbow lahegas, cholis and tunics made for a dynamic show as details included French knots, stripes and the designer’s trademark check pattern on Kota doria, intricate paneled blouses, nifty reversible shrugs and flowing Karshmiri silks.
TSC love the rich colours which symbolize the energy and spirit of Punjab. From the maritime blues of India’s River Ganges to the dazzling fuchsia, lime and turquoise hues you’d picture whilst cycling on a rickshaw through the bustling street markets, Anand and Nigam told a story of drama and excitement. With so much versatility the show left us thinking that these two really are bright sparks!
Article by Shoshana Espeut
Images courtesy of Lakmé India Fashion Week