WESTERN INDIAN MINIMALISM CAME TO CENTRE STAGE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER/FESTIVE 2016 FROM DARSHAN SHAH OF WEAVERS STUDIO.
The beauty of Jamdani from Kulna and Khadi from parts of Bengal were the solid basis for the superb ‘Shimul’ collection by Darshan Shah of Weavers Studio, Kolkata at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016. The look was western Indian minimalism for the garments and saris. From natural dyes especially indigo, to the hand stitched handmade patched in-house fabrics; the chic youthful collection was a joy to behold. With Kora, Indigo and Black as the base colour the hint of red added a spark.
Hand embroidery with organic threads added value to the detailing; while the almost Japanese inspired silhouettes were visions of comfort and ease as the models glided down the ramp.
Opening the show with three white saris - one with tasselled edges and origami blouse, another with gold detailing teamed with a red long-sleeved blouse and the third with a village print was teamed with a waistcoat - the show moved swiftly. Kurtas, pleated trousers, pyjamas, printed bustiers, appliquéd covers, boxy loose blouse, abstract print kaftan, strappy or batwing tank tops and the printed patchwork coat added a variety of creations to suit all buyers. Fashion took an interesting path as Darshan Shah of Weavers Studio ensured that the creations made international fashion statements that will appeal to the global dresser.