Inspired by Gujarat, Saaksha and Kinni presented a swirling kaleidoscope of fashion at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018
Who can resist the foot-tapping beat of Raas, which is the most pulsating dance of Gujarat? Inspired by the colours and styles of this dance form, Saaksha and Kinni unveiled their “Raas” collection, which was a riot of prints at Lakmé Fashion week Winter/Festive 2018.
It was a line of garments that will transport the wearer back to her roots as she revels in the beauty of the classic Bandhani, Patola and Ikat. The mélange of digital prints came alive on the jackets, while the metal and thread interweaving inspired by the cane weaving of the Kotwalia tribe of Gujarat was the cynosure of the garments.
Taking the audience on a wildly colourful journey of rustic fashion, reinterpreted to suit the contemporary dresser, the designing duo ensured that nostalgia was cleverly woven into the silhouettes that reflected an earthy flavour.
Deep hues with fun prints were evident for voluminous maxi skirts and tops, while the strappy gathered dresses completed the look. Some heavy knit over coats will be ideal for the coming season.
Drawstrings played an important role in the collection as they appeared on sleeves, sides and hemlines of garments and changed the shapes and silhouettes of the creations. Crushed and crinkled texturing was ideal for the kaftan, strappy tent dresses, capes and blouson blouses. Waist coats appeared with cropped tops, while the wide voluminous dolman sleeves had a marked folksy look. Pedal pushers and shirts were teamed with shredded patched coats for some more rustic flavour.
Giving the show some extra pep was the perky Bollywood actor Shruti Hasan, who took a sprightly walk on the ramp wearing a triple layered, crinkled, printed, floor-length creation quaintly belted at the waist.
Since the festivities in India will reach a crescendo very soon, Saaksha and Kinni’s “Raas” collection will hit all the right notes on the fashion scale.