Painted in the colour of sustainability, Day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week saw a varied variety of ensembles crafted reflecting elegance and ethicality, here is a glimpse of the collections that graced #allinclusive trend setting ramp.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission showcased ensembles themed around #khadigoeschic by revamping the humble fabric through three different collections by – Jewellyn Alvares, BUNA, Lars Andersson.
A) Jewelleyn Alvares
Jewellyn Alvares’ collection Converge showcased modern silhouettes on the canvas of khadi fabric. The pieces were crafted using khadi fabric of different weight and count, through elegant pieces like tunics, pants, shirts, jackets and coats.
The signature lines and stripes seen throughout the collection was Inspired by Laura M Knight’s poem – I love a winding road, and has been crafted to enhance the uneven texture of the khadi fabric.
Inspired by the Japanese Concept of Wabi Sabi BUNA’s Collection ‘Time Whisperer’ showcased the imperfections in beauty through the ensembles made using finest weights of Khadi having block prints of delicate detailing of flaura and fauna with shadowy placement, to symbolise the ephemeral nature of fashion printed in Bagru of Rajasthan, and embellished with intricate thread work done by the community of Mehraurli women from Delhi.
C) Lars Andersson
A #Khadi Love Story by Lars Andersson is a collection that amalgamates aesthetics and tactility in luxury. Curated using the age old skill of hand knitting, the relaxed silhouettes made from the finest Italian and Japanese yarns exude elegance in simplicity.
D) The Third Floor Clothing
Saloni Sakaria of Third Floor Clothing, showcased her collection – Khadi: A timeless fabric, curated by the amalgamation of delicate khadi silk with the textured khadi cotton. The collection showcases a variety of jewel toned hues in an earthy palette, in deceptive silhouettes which melt the Indian aesthetic with a contemporary tinge.
- KOTA Women Weavers
Craftmark presents a collaborative line by KA-SHA and the KOTA Women Weavers, which reflects the amalgamation of multiple characters. The ensembles are multi-layered pieces coloured with hues of indigo, rust, tan and white and embellished with contrasting tassles.
- RmKV Silks X Sunita Shanker
RmKV in collaboration with Sunita Shanker showcased their collection –Evolution of Kanjeevaram. The collection evoked a sense of culture and origin through the ensembles, which consists of layered co-ordinates sarees teamed with modern silhouettes like capes and jackets. Even worn over dresses and skirt.
The beautiful Sushmita Sen was the show stopper for the collection and a special performance by Narthaki Nataraj Nataraj, a renowned transgender Bharatanatyam dancer from Tamil Nadu.
- Vriksh by Gunjan Jain
Vriksh by Gunjan Jain is an elegant collection of handwoven khadi textured sarees, showcased in experimental drapes complimented with work wear blouses. Inspired by the Yogini cult of Odisha, the collection celebrates womanhood through contemporary designs made in soft tussar silk fabric, ornamented with Jala and Ikat techniques.
Rasika Duggal, the showstopper for this collection ended the show with a classic tussar silk saree.
- DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION PRESENTS: #ArtisansOfDigitalAge
This series of collection showcased by the DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION throws light on the digital intervention programs they’ve employed in clusters of artisans living in remote villages, in order to improve their creative way of living. The following are the collections presented in collaboration with digital artisans and designers.
- INDIGENE X BARAPALI & NUAPATNA
Indigene x Barpali & Nuapatna’s W/F’18 collection consisted of silk and cotton silk ikat textiles crafted with indo-western silhouettes. The collection consisted of kurtas, jackets and tapered pants.
- NAUSHAD ALI X MUSIRI
Naushad x Musiri’s W/F’18 collection showcased handwoven cotton/silk stripes, checks and Ikat textiles in relaxed silhouettes and multi layered ensembles.
- THREE BY PALLAVI DHYANI X BARABANKI
The Digital Empowerment Foundation collaboration with Three by Pallavi Dhyani x Barabanki’s showcase of cotton gamcha textiles designed in contemporary silhouettes and modern colours.
EKA’s collection embodies the raw beauty of natural fibres through its ensembles. The pieces have stripes, checks, borders and hand block prints developed specifically for the winter.
- Rajesh Pratap Singh #plantpositive
Tencel™ and Rajesh Pratap Singh’s #PlanetPositive collection amalgamates indigenous crafts of Chanderi, Banarasi, Jamdani and Hand Block Prints with the strength of the world’s most ecological fibres. The collection is a first time ethnic collection for the label and has pieces for both men’s wear and women’s wear.
Rajkumar Rao sported an elegant ensemble as the showstopper for this collection.
Red Carpet @ LFW
DRIVING CIRCULAR ECONOMY WITH FASHION FOR EARTH
‘Fashion For Earth’, an eco-sustainability initiative by R|Elan™, launched a special project in collaboration with the UN Environment on #SustainableFashionDay at LFW. This project talks about – MAKE – USE –RECYCLE, where fashion is moving towards being a zero-waste industry with the first step taken by the Reliance to replace the very raw materials used to create polyester fibre. This initiative is to create fashion with a conscience.
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