Inspired by the colourful life of the Rabari tribe, Vaishali Shadangule’s collection was named ‘Rabari’ at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 that revived all the magic, colour and style of the theme.
A collage of colours and patches formed an intricate pattern, while the clever mix of tradition and contemporary silhouettes added to the charm of the ensembles. From minis, maxis and ghagras, the look moved to lehengas and saris to add a fusion touch to the outfits. Bringing a unique blend of linen, silk, cotton yarns and jacquard weaves from Varanasi, Vaishali added jamdani from West Bengal for an amazing amalgamated offering. Colours were a symphony of hues with red, orange, pink, yellow, blue and gold being the basis for surface texturing in linen, wool and gold thread.
Opening with a blue will-power lean kurta and scarf, Vaishali took the show into a whole new rustic zone. Flared sheer peplum blouse, asymmetric dress with intense embroidered yoke, choli with extended front panel and a boxy one in orange with a matching sari created the perfect mix of east meets west.
Crinkle skirts were a favourite with Vaishali who had them emerging from under saris worn with a variety of cholis. Moving into rich offerings for the festive occasions, Vaishali had red and gold as the chosen duo for asymmetric top with crinkle red lehenga and the rich sari with gorgeous blouse. The designer celebrated the festive season fervor with riot of colours, weaves and textures, when her ‘Rabari’ collection created drama and style on the ramp.