In the Indian subcontinent, an autumn winter collection will also necessarily consist of sarees and lehengas since our ethnicity demands that. A designer who progressively designs Indian apparel is mostly likely to do sarees for autumn and winter. We saw a quite a few of those on Day 3 of WIFW and decided to pick our five favourite saree and lehenga moments from all of those. Here is who all made it.
Pia Pauro’s scottish glam rock lehenga
Dev r Nil’s large harsh pattern printed saree
Payal Pratap’s Japanese inspired kimono saree
Satya Paul’s eccentric printed saree
Abraham&Thakore’s urban uniform dressing saree in wild silk
Authored by Shreya Kalra of For The Love of Fashion and Other Things
Abraham & Thakore’s work with silk weaves is stuff legends are made of. It came as no surprise then that they were to be show as Finale for Day 2. The excitement mounted till the last slot when they finally showed. And what a collection it was. The collection was centered around the theme of creating sleek ‘uniform dressing for the city’. The concept of ‘wild silk’ was unknown to me till this collection and it was enlightening to know that muga, tussar and eri are woven from wild silk. These varieties of wild silk have been played with by the legendary designer duo by working with dexterous weavers across the county to create the designs that we saw. The classic geometric pattern and an interesting addition of animal print made for a cool unexpected twist. Autumn winter creates the ideal platform to wear silk trenches over sarees and belted jackets in this ethereal fabric.
Authored by Shreya Kalra of For The Love of Fashion And Other Things