Photo Courtesy- Lakme Fashion Week
The Day 2 on March 31, 2016, of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2016 was named Indian Textile Day. The first show of the day consisted of three shows combined.
Swati and Sunaina are the creative talents behind woven heirloom saris, which women have loved, to cherish for decades. The pair has worked with master weavers of Banaras and their latest collection ‘The Lightness of being Radha’ at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016, was a symphony of colours and weaves.
The intricate textiles flowed with delicate leaves and stalks while flowers and frisky grasshoppers frolicked on the fabrics to complete the story. Using calming colours in varying pastel tones, the pair presented sensuous, light as the breeze saris. The duo’s experiments with motifs, colours and placements gave the stunning Banaras weaves an interesting contemporary fashion direction.
The grandeur of the weaves was visible in the patterns and colours that started with pure white and then moved onto old rose, green, ivory, yellow, chutney green, red and glowing gold. Balancing the lovely saris were the long sleeve sheer cholis in matching and contrasting colours or stylish bustiers or corsets.
The beauty of the saris was highlighted with muslins woven with the finest hand spun cotton along with gossamer Jamdani. The very technical traditional weave of ‘Rung-Kat; was seen on the ramp along with the Aab-ae-rawan, glittering pure zari, with the amazing Mughal motif.
Designers Swati and Sunaina offered a delightful amalgamation of saris with their collection “The Lightness of Being Radha” that had the feminine delicate spirit of Radha.