Pleated slip dresses layered with soft kofta jackets and overlays, saris paired with kurtas in an earthy colour palette were only a couple of the delights seen at Urvashi Kaur’s show. The garments were a perfect blend of conventional clothing with a gypsy touch.
Ka Sha kicked off her showcase with looks in dusty purple before moving on to whites tie and dyed with edges of green, blue and yellow. Colourful tassels, ruffles and crochet flowers were used to ornament the clothes. Her collection brought out joyful summer layering at its best.
Antar Agni’s collection used solid white, black and beige to create softly tailored looks. The strength of the collection lay in its modern take on Indian menswear.
Anuj Bhutani’s gender fluid collection in linen comes with a sophisticated charm. Minimalistic pairings and clean but laidback outerwear stood out.
Kunal Rawal continued his use of innovative textures and sleek separates to create modern Indian and Western formal wear for men. Marking his foray into separates for the first time, there were jacket kurtas, longline bundis, and high-low kurtas.
Eka looks to pastel wallpaper prints and traditional lace inlays for inspiration. Vintage whites and faded natural linen stripes are reminiscences of a Goan summer vibe. The relaxed styling coupled with the rawness of natural fibres make a strong case for ‘soulful clothing’.
Amit Aggarwal breathed new life into old patola saris by upcycling them intro new creations. The silhouettes were voluminous, the textures juxtaposed and the woven metallic belts, the coolest. As usual, the designer managed to create his version of order from chaos.