Harshita Chatterjee for Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014

Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande with Showstopper Chitarangada Singh

Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande with Showstopper Chitarangada Singh

Inspired by the richness of the temples of South India and the rule of the Chola dynasty—a throwback to an era that was decadent, detailed and divine, Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande showcased ‘Footsteps of the Temple Girl’ at Jabong Stage during the fashion week.

Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande

Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande

Staying true to tradition, the designer used hand woven kanjeevaram pure silk for the core fabric and paired chanderi silk, leather and soy net for an unconventional edge to her outfits. Burnt oranges, moody blues, blood reds and bright fuchsias balanced out gloomy grays and striking shades of black, to perfectly mirror the festive season.

Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande

Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande

The designer also worked with quilting along with zardosi work in antique gold and metal tones in the form of embroidery to contour each form. The outfit which stole the show was worn by showstopper Chitrangada Singh who looked remarkable in a garnet red ghagra choli flaunting a sensual neckline complemented by antique gold work at strategic places.

Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande

Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande

Enticing and glamorous, ‘Footsteps of the Temple Girl’ by Harshita Chatterjee Deshpande was a beautiful collection that tells a story of a woman who is in the midst of finding herself – she is unafraid, adventurous and yet very sophisticated.

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