Diksha Khanna

Titled “Julley” the sustainable line is inspired from the barren landscape of Ladakh .Diksha kept the sustainable quotient  intact ,moving through three states for her fabrics – Chanderi, linen and denim woven in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bengal.

Travelling to a tiny village Venkatapuram in Krishna district 50 kms from Andhra Pradesh, Diksha found the process of eco prints and concentrated on the eucalyptus leaves, which were evident in her hand-crafted line.

Key Features

·        The almost androgynous nature of the ensembles brought forth the unconventional textile choices

·        Contrasts like denim, merged with zari Khadi

·        Natural dyed eco-leaf printing added to hand woven mulmul and linen, which gave an unusual layering to the separates.

·        The silhouettes reflected the traditional costumes with minute detailing and contemporary touch that brought into focus some contrast shapes.

Diksha Khanna

“Textiles make a play for austerity, as we go back to the roots, with eco-leaf printing to focus on sustainable processes. I am glad that the FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week is bringing sustainable practices to the forefront,0020and I am extremely happy to showcase my collection on-ground on the Sustainable day”,

Pratima Pandey

Pratima Pandey’s label ‘Pramaa’ unveiled the “Paro” collection  The collection – comprised scarves over shirts, maxis, over shirts, tunics, skirts. The final black and gold checked coat with an embroidered sari brought together a great fusion look.

The inspiration was Paro, the eternally beautiful heroine from the novel Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadyay, which set Pratima’s creativity moving towards fashion of the classic 1920’s when layering, was the focal point of creations.

 Key Features

·        Pratima gave her collection a stylish twist; as she dressed the new age Paro in hand woven silk Chanderi and Maheshwari. There were splashes of splendid flower and fauna embroidery

·        All the ensembles luxuriously layered in fragile fabrics some with lace edging

Color Canvas

White pastel hues and deep tones like brown and black, The colours were a profusion of Brights that evoked various emotions like a sense of desire, blocked emotions and myriad moods.

Pratima Pandey

 “I have always wanted to be a part of the sustainable journey and I am so grateful to the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week for giving me this opportunity to promote sustainability in the Indian fashion industry.I was extremely inspired by the beautiful Paro from Devdas for the collection and tried to bring her beauty on the runway in the form of design.”

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