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PIYUSH DEDHIA EXHIBITED A CONTEMPORARY LINE OF CAREFULLY WOVEN BANARAS WEAVES AT STAGE ONE DURING LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER/RESORT 2016

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Mumbai: Piyush Dedhia, known for his unconventional approach towards men’s wear, has proven his innovation time and again with his quirky style sensibilities towards the generally bland masculine attires. He exhibited a cult and bold line inspired by the magical weaves of Banaras at Stage One during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016.

Piyush used his experience and nurtured a bespoke collection with an old world charm of the Banaras silk, which was complemented beautifully by modern cuts and patterns. The rich in heritage fabrics were further glorified with intricate motifs to give them a texture and make them look visually captivating.

One of those head turning silhouettes was a sporty blush pink printed jacket and trousers, teamed with a classic buttoned-down white shirt with a pop colour pocket detail to break the print monotony. The other ensemble that grabbed attention was the mandarin collar printed shirt and shorts with a mustard patch pocket and a charcoal grey blazer thrown over it to intensify the look.


The choice of palette was rather refreshing, it ranged from rose quartz to salmon going into mustard with pure whites and a dash of smoky grey to create an unusual symphony. The garment that gathered immense attention was the amber toned three-piece polka dotted ankle length suit, it was fun, playful with a hint of robust thrill. The regular and restricted palette for men’s wear was contradicted with a powder pink suit teamed with a crisp shirt that was like a breath of fresh air. The Banaras weave was woven into a stunning short bandhgala kurta in a vibrant turmeric shade, which was teamed with a black brocade blazer and trouser that formed a perfect fusion of ethnicity and modernity.

Piyush Dedhia once again managed to floor the audience with his exclusive array of well- tailored pieces that were smartly executed on the ramp. The presentation was a well-balanced blend of unconventional apparel camouflaged with creative traditional elements.