Bringing festive flavour on the ramp at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014, Ekta Jaipura and Ruchira Kandhari under their label ‘Ekru’ presented a riot of colours and fabrics.
Ikat was focal point of the collection, with extensive use of chanderi, handloom cotton, ghicha and silk. Vibrant hues created a melangé of colours as fuchsia, red, yellow and lime teamed up with darker tones of bottle green, wine and navy.
Embellishments were lavishly splashed on the garments with hand and machine embroidery merging with great ease. Thread, aari and zardosi added to the luxurious feel of the collection. The silhouettes were fluid and flowing as Anarkalis, tunics, lean kurtas and draped creations were ideal for every fastidious dresser during the festive season.
Dupattas matched the kurtas, while dual-toned saris had shimmering embellishments and impressive borders. Shararas were worn with regal long-sleeved coats and asymmetric hemlines added to the grace of tunics.
Detailing was interesting with draped accents at an angle for the kurtas, attached dupattas, velvet edges for hemlines, coat-style kurta over chiffon layered sharara; while the waistcoat or bolero gave the sari/choli combo a new fashion direction.
More eye-catchers were a sheer peplum blouse over sharara and long luxurious kurta with a tiny shrug. For traditional touches with hints of contemporary designing, Ekta Jaipura and Ruchira Kandhari offered the perfect festive line.