Photo Courtesy- Lakme Fashion Week
‘The Meraki Project’ by Sonali Pamnani’s collection ‘All Work and No Play’ delivered a phenomenal message at Stage One during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016. It urged the audience to pursue their passion for a living and find true happiness in life.
The essence of the collection was portrayed through an eclectic mix of clothing, which reflected the heart and soul of the people who worked hard to create it. Classic silhouettes were creatively manipulated to present clean, minimalistic, anti-fit designs with a contemporary feel to them. Soaked in a beautiful mix of natural, hand-woven textiles such as silk organza, pure cotton and hand-woven cotton Ikat, the collection accessorised with sunglasses and gladiator sandals, rendered a modern appeal to the traditional Indian handloom.
The use of quirky fabric manipulation techniques such as hand embroidered text created an interesting texture on the surface of the garments. The colour palette consisted of white along with an array of hues like pinks, blues, greys, yellows and greens, all ideal for the season.
A lime green skirt, with a thigh high slit, was teamed with a red sheer top and a blue cotton Ikat jacket. A bright orange sleeveless dress with bib detailing, cinched at the waist with a blue belt, added a pop of colour.
Petit, pretty and perky, Radhika Apte, Bollywood’s new rising star of the blockbuster ‘Badlapur’ was the showstopper, who sashayed down wearing a blue cotton Ikat knee length dress, with shoulder cut-outs. The pink bib detailing on the front added a playful touch to the ensemble.
The garments were designed to suit the fashion palette of women of all age groups and scored high on creating a “feel good” factor for the wearer. ‘All Work and No Play’ by Sonali Pamnani captivated the audience with its powerful message and encouraged people to go the Meraki Project way by putting their heart and soul into the work.