Date: 03/31/2016 - 13:30 in

Mumbai- Lakme fashion week just started and what we have predicted in our pre-trend forecast for the season came alive once the coveted designer Anupama Dayal's collection appeared at the stage. We have predicted - We believe foliage, botanical, floral prints going to be core prints of the season. When we talk about Indian prints and patterns, Kalamkari, Bandhani, Phulkari Leheria to influence most.

Anupama Bose's Lakme fashion week collection

 

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Anupama Bose's collection ‘satrangi’ was inspired by the colours of the rainbow translated on handloom silk tussar. It is a tribute to the timeless art of invoking mood through colour.
Added to this is Jaipur’s famed Gota-Patti work using Gota ribbons folded in various shapes and filled with delicate rosettes of fabric. This feast for the eyes lies in the sumptuous and brazen use of colour and stripe.

Anupama's silhouettes were simple, its truly inspired from the Rajasthani vibes with exquisite Rajasthan's artwork detailing in Choli and blouse along with her Sari and gown collection which has Leheriya as a key print over bright colours of orange, blue and black hues.

Aasif Sheikh's collection-

 

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Asif Shaikh presented his collection named as Celebration in collaboration with Abdul Jabbar Khatri(Master Ajrakh block printer) which foretells about Ajrakh prints embellished with hand embroidered Ari and Zardozi using a different kind of hand woven pure silk .“Ajrakh”, resist hand block printed on one or both sides of the fabric in dominant shades of indigo and madder, along with the use of geometrical and floral motifs.

The collection takes Ajrakh which was worn traditionally by Maldhari men to a new level, combined with the best in embroidery it is thoughtfully created for women who recognise the beauty of simplicity, with a confluence of hand woven pure fabrics, subtle colours, elegant cuts and precise finish. Showcasing the story of exquisite Indian textiles as never expressed before and yet totally contemporary.

Dhruva Tripathi

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