At this year’s season-fluid Lakmé Fashion Week’s virtual showcase, everyone’s enjoying their access to front row seats. Day two, like day one, was all about sustainable fashion and textiles.
Here’s a lowdown…
AW – Amit Wadhwa and Kaveri
Designer Amit Wadhwa chose Khadi as the hero of his new collection ‘RE-image-IN’ for men and women. Muted yet sophisticated colours were a perfect balance of work and festive wear – khadi saris, choli, waiscoats, sherwani, bundgala jacket, evening coats and asymmetrical kurtas were a few styles in this edit.
Kaveri’s collection ‘Cocoon’ was an apt moodboard for fluid layers and drapes that resulted in body-hugging silhouettes. It was a powerhouse of contemporary dresses for women, made from linen and pure silk organza in elegant shades of off-white, linen mauve, sage, ice, vintage rose and wine.
11:11 / Eleven Eleven
11:11 by Shani Himanshu and Mia Morikawa gave the audience a peek into what goes behind the scenes in making their clothes, where weavers and artisans are the real heroes in making hand knitted garments, using 100 per cent natural dyes, yarn making, hand stitching and painting, tie-dying and more.
Bemberg™️ presents Hemang Agrawal
Hemang Agrawal collaborated with Japan-based Bemberg by Asahi Kasei Corporation, experts in making regenerated cellulose fibre from cotton. There were around 40 smart and edgy outfits for men and women, inspired by 12 tattvas, including earth, water, fire, wind, sun and moon. Predominant fabrics were Bemberg™ brocades and other Bemberg™ blends.
R|Elan presents Pankaj & Nidhi
Pankaj & Nidhi returned to Lakme Fashion Week with an eco-friendly and comfy line of work-at-home and holiday clothing. GreenGold made from 100 per cent recycled plastic PET bottles, FeelFresh with anti-microbial properties and KoolTex that absorbs sweat and moisture were some innovative fabrics used with a blend a sheer chiffon and knits and edgy 3D surface techniques.
péro by Aneeth Arora
Titled ‘Locked in Love’ péro’s new collection is inspired by the Kawai Japanese street style. A textile base of Mashru, taffeta, gabardine from South India and gauzy stripes woven in Benaras were enhanced with eye-catching 3D embroidery, printed motifs, laces, ribbons and surface ornamentation.