Following on from our Lakme Fashion Week’s day 1 post – day 2 was jam packed with emerging fashion designers, with the day focussing on Indian Textiles. See which designers grabbed our attention in our highlights below!
The designers Swati & Sunaina joined together in 2007 with a vision to offer hand-woven Benarasi sarees. Their creations focus on motifs and intricate designs and of course embrace thee old technique of hand-woven sarees. Their SS16 resonated with summer with their choice of vibrant colours, with the combination of floral motifs which made us go head over heels. The label most definitely demonstrated “less is more” at its’ finest.
Swati Vijaivargie launched her clothing line, Rang by Swati Vijaivargie in 2010. As you can see by her collection below, she loves to play with colours and textiles. Swati talent caught my eye at last year’s Lakme Fashion Week and yet again she has reinvented fun fashion through bold designs and that vibrant red hue in this collection.
Paromita Banerjee takes a local approach to global aesthetics rooted in the handloom sector of India. The fabrics within her collection were the star of the show with a use a earthy colours.
Gaurang strives to create astonishing hand crafted masterpieces. Gaurang works with a few weavers and has led to more than 700 weavers working with him today all over India. He revives textiles such as kanjeevaram, khadi, uppada, paithani, patan patola, benarasi and more, and tranforms them into beautiful sarees and outfits as we have seen in LFW. Gaurang has truly revealed to us that traditional textile creations is still a strong contender in the modern fashion world.
NorBlack NorWhite’s founders Mriga Kapadiya and Amrit Kumar are originally from Toronto and moved to India in 2009 to explore their Indian roots, whilst travelling across India they came face-to-face with disappearing art forms. NorBlack NorWhite’s ethos and design inspiration derives from ancient practices of textile design, mixed with their passion for Michael Jackson, 90’s R n B and “old and gold”, which was expressed in their SS16 collection. It was fun and funky, as we were bought back to that retro era.
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Photo Credits: Lakme Fashion Week