The second day of Lakmé Fashion Week was a celebration of Indian handlooms and textiles. Designers paid homage to the diverse textile tapestry of India, with designs that push the boundaries of regular Indian wear.
Designer, Anavila Misra’s earthly collection aptly titled, ‘A Summer Stroll’ included beautifully crafted saris in plaid and batik patterns. Anavila took inspiration from nature and rightfully stuck to a neutral colour palette. Her main emphasis for the collection being on the rich and simplistic textiles used in each of the outfits.
The show stopping moment of the show arrived when beautiful Bollywood actress, Dia Mirza gracefully strutted down the runway in a signature Anavila sari.
Natural and earthy tones are popular for the summer season. The stars from Bollywood town are loving wearing Anavila’s lightweight ensembles.
ANAVILA’S SIGNATURE LOOKS.
Like Ananvila, Gaurang Shah’s presentation was inspired by Indian traditions, crafts and textiles. The inspiration for this collection was ‘Kalpavriksha,’ which in Hindu mythology translates to a wish-fulfilling divine tree. Shah’s perfectly balanced summer collection is woven by the Jamdani weavers from the Andhra Pradesh and Bangladesh regions of India.
The hand woven soft-toned saris were a breath of fresh air and actress, Vidya Balan shone in the show-stopping pink and gold sari. Gaurang’s collection was truly a celebration of the rich Indian heritage.
VIDYA BALAN AS GAURANG SHAH’S SHOW STOPPER.
DESIGNER, GAURANG SHAH.
“It is yet another presentation of Indian textile innovation by involving my signature technique Jamdani, a discontinuous extra weft art that is intricately handcrafted.” – Gaurang Shah.
What were your favourites from Indian Handloom and Textile Day?
*All images are courtesy of Lakmé Fashion Week.