The second day at Lakme Fashion Week was dedicated to Indian Textiles and Sustainable Fashion. Ensuing the theme, a playlist of eclectic designers paid tribute to the weavers of India who skilfully work for our designers in the shadows, bringing forth diverse tales and modern contours of the traditional woven fabric. From Sawti & Sunania to Gaurang Shah, we take you through some indigenous glamour that rocked the ramp.
Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama – P.E.L.L.A
Assembling her weaving creations, Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama with her brand P.E.L.L.A, displayed some exotic couture with light hand woven pure Eri, Ahimsa silk, Cashmere and Pashmina with warm beige undertones and minimal stitch with a futuristic touch to the flowy fabric.
Swati Kalsi’s range ‘Monad’ was an ode to the beauty of the traditional Sujani embroidery and fabulous hand woven fabrics.
Swati & Sunaina
Swati & Sunaina invoke the spirit of ‘Radha’ with their sensuous and gossamer creations hand loomed with perfection. Known for their benarsis, their blouses added a fresh touch to the classic loom.
From the specially developed khadi and hand-woven cotton and silk textiles to the use of ancient techniques like ikat, shibori, resist hand-block printing and natural dyes was the USP for Amrich.
Debashri Samanta is a ‘weavaholic’. She just doesn’t work with Indian textiles, but experiments with their fibres and engineers deconstructed versions of traditional weaves like Jamdani.