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FashionFDCI x LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK

Day 5: 6 DEGREE presented Collections by Five Designer Labels

SANJUKTA DUTTA

Titled  “Shukoolaa”, which means white and bright brought a fashionable and pure sanctity to her showcase. Bringing a range of Indo-Western ensembles, Sanjukta ensured that her signature Mekhela Chadors were also in the forefront, along with gorgeous saris, swirling lehengas, floor kissing skirts, an assortment of cropped blouses and regal gowns.

 Features

  • With white as the primary base, the line was highlighted with silver and gold motifs The strong presence of Assamese fabrics, prints and motifs.

Showstopper

Lara Dutta in a white/gold Mekhela Chador worn with a demure white long-sleeved backless choli.

GAZAL MISHRA

Gazal Mishra’s collection called “Uzbek Vintage” comprised of shararas with kurtis, maxi skirts for long kurtas, pin tucking on bodice for lean kurta and a wrapped, draped version with flowing pants. The empire line midi dress with a layered hemline, peplum blouse over kurta and cropped pants.

 Features

  • An expert at developing innovative, detailed embroidery, Gazal’s classic silhouettes dazzled with the intricate craft. 
  • The highlight of the collection was the beautiful thread work and zardosi embroidery, which turned the base textile – cotton silk – into visions of beauty. The colours favoured however, remained partial to a burnt pink palette.
  •  The focus of the collection was on a minimalistic approach, which revolved around a contemporary style statement.

Showstopper

Aahana Kumra  in a full-flared, tiered, long kurta with ornate embellishment on the front and back of the garment and teamed it with a swirling maxi skirt and matching dupatta. 

SHAVETA AND ANUJ 

Their collection “Qalb” was a bridal line of immense beauty and craft. “Qalb”, which means heart, had as its soul some exquisite fabrics, while luxurious zardosi detailing and silhouettes will gladden the hearts of contemporary brides. 

Features

  • Embroidery with recherché gold thread that added a touch of sophistication to the bridal ensembles.
  • The selection of tulle and tissues was the ideal choice for the designers, while Tanchoi silk added that marked element of classic elegance. 
  • The colour card moved rapidly from shades of red to green, white and of course glorious gold.

Showstopper

Divya Khosla Kumar in a deep gold, scalloped, hemline lehenga, choli and dupatta with dazzling gold work. 

VARUN CHAKKILAM 

His “Art Nouveau” line was inspired by the art movement of 18th century that was a glorious time in history. Keeping the inspiration in creative focus, Varun selected a colour card in feminine pink, tranquil green and mustard and teal .

 Features

  • Intricately hand embroidered bustiers, sequinned gowns.
  • The detailing appeared in the form of tailored peplums as well as drapes.
  • Some eye-catching additions were the slashed cape over a teal printed lehenga and choli.
  • Bringing in just three men’s ethnic wear creations, Varun limited them to the pale green tone for the sherwani, button less, bundgala, jacket, kurta, bundi and the stylish dupatta.

Showstopper

Pooja Hegde  in a white, heavily, embellished lehenga with cascading embroidery, worn with a tiny ornate choli and matching dupatta.

TATWAMM BY ABHISHEK AND VINITA 

The “Rajwadi” collection from ‘Tatwamm’ by Abhishek and Vinita was a symphony of weaves.

 Features

  • The show was a fashionable glorious ode to the amazing and exquisite weaves of India that brought the country’s textile wealth to centre stage.From Kanchipuram to Pochampali, the  textiles were merged with the intricate Bandhani from Bhuj and then dappled with glittering zardosi embroidery created in rural Bengal.
  •  Inspired by the regal peacocks and grand elephants who wander in the palaces of Rajasthan during days gone by, Abhishek and Vinita used these as motifs to dream up luxurious heirlooms of timeless beauty.
  • It was a fantasy of saris in myriad weaves, prints, colours and embellished with exotic zari work, all worn with the most traditional but stylish cholis. The colour palette vied with the rainbow for attention, as hues of all shades and tones appeared on the textiles. 

 Showstopper

Hina Khan in silk, velvet lehenga, ornamented intricately with prancing horses that added to the regal feel of the ensemble.

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