A Riot of Fabrics
Fabrics played a pivotal role at the five-day Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019. Designers worked with fabrics to give a new dimension to their styles to craft some unique garments. Sustainable fabrics made a major impact along with the promotion of crafts and weavers. The event was held in Mumbai from January 30 to February 3. Meher Castelino reports.
Madhumita Nath: Using a combination of textures created with herringbone and diamond weaves, there were organic hand-woven patterns along with prints that created a calm essence for garments.
Sneha Arora: Botanical miniature prints with hand-embroidered details were the favoured option for the ‘Breathe’ collection. So, the designer used airy silks, smooth cottons, skinny organzas and cotton silks that had sky blues, leaf greens, earthy beiges and whites as the colour card.
Ujjwala Bhadu: Mixing cotton and satin with silk gazar, there was a blend of knitwear for the collection that had textured weaves as well as tassels for edging the garments to give a retro look.
Asa Kazingmei: The collection was futuristic in nature with denim and leather as the basis along with studs, chains, rivets and a dash of painting for the ‘Bionic’ line of tight trousers, biker’s jackets and shirts, which were battle-ready and Gothic in appearance.
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