THE KAVERI LABEL
Titled “Photographs and Memories” line of four collections offered a delightful vignette of styles to suit the fastidious requirements of the fashion forward ladies.
The inspiration for this look was a photography style popular during the Victorian era. Inspired by the look, there was fashionable evidence of décolleté styles, engageantes or false sleeves, flirty petticoats, some elegant Juliette and Gigot sleeves and an interesting assortment of dresses and frock coats.
The inspiration for this collection was the Cyanotype printing process that showed a cyan blueprint discovered by English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842. Creating a special dark room in the Kaveri factory, the label had beautiful Cyanotype prints on the linen fabrics that added a stylish touch to the garments.
Designer Kaveri has always been in love with the Chintz designs with all its different colours and floral patterns. But this time the brand selected English tea rose, candelabrum, some wrought iron gates, a little girl on a garden swing, even a comfortable armchair along with love letters and butterflies to adorn the garments and evoke fond memories.
Bringing an utterly, feminine touch for this look, Kaveri fashionably flirted with lace as she layered it on hemlines and sleeves and even used it to frame the Cyanotype prints. This gave the ensembles that elegant, graceful imagery that is so loved by women around the globe.
The “Photographs and Memories” collection by Kaveri Lalchand for her ‘Kaveri’ label was a delightful bouquet of looks that will ensure that women who long for timeless styles will covet it for their wardrobes.
“Nothing can beat the excitement of showcasing at the on-ground edition of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week after two years. My collection has been created by linen and is very light and airy. This collection used the Cyano printing technique, where we developed negatives on the fabrics. It is really exciting to be here and showcase and share my collection for the first time in Delhi”
His “Sayuri” collection at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week showcase featured a fragile beauty for the apparel, as Rajdeep took the audience on a journey to the Orient Express.
This season the designer’s print story revolved around a mélange of unusual multi coloured prints, fabrics, bizarre silks and some unconventional embroidery.
There was a fearless clash in Rajdeep’s creativity when his oriental clothing weaves told an exotic opulent story. The motifs for the prints paid homage to clear oriental skies and then moved to pagodas that had a Zen like calmness. The blend of prints and embroidery at times gave a stylish jolt to the senses with the strong mix of elements for the surface ornamentation. Rajdeep ensured that each piece made a fashion statement that would make an impact.
Flowing, fluid silhouettes, swirling skirts, intricately crafted over shirts, luxurious scarves, billowy kaftans and maxis made Rajdeep Ranawat’s “Sayuri” collection one that many ladies would like to own for the next season.
Talking about the show and his collection, Rajdeep Ranawat, shared, “I always feel anxious before any show, and being a part of the FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week this year was a surreal experience. ‘Sayuri’ strikes a perfect balance of color and rhythm, transforming your wardrobe. The prints capture the ancient Orient textiles and embroideries from vintage exotic kimonos, where distinct sketches of oriental pagodas can be seen in parts, and their simplicity lulls you into a zen-like calm.”