Indian fashion designer Purvi Doshi showcased an exquisite collection titled ‘Rhythms of Desert’ at Bangalore Fashion Week W/F 2016. Purvi’s collection this season comprised of geometric patterns with floral highlights, coupled with a vibrant color palette, inspired by the Gypsies of the desert that are an integral part of folk art of India. The garments had a spread of oases-like Parsi embroideries incorporated with contemporary designs and silhouettes exclusively made in Khadi fabric.
Rajdeep Ranawat introduces his Autumn/Winter 2016 collection titled ‘Bali’ inspired by the namesake city itself; this resort and luxury prêt range is for both women and men. The collection is an amalgamation of 4 different themes within the region of Indonesia inspired by various arts, crafts and architecture around, apart from Bali’s stunning tropical motif from nature.
Chandrani’s Autumn/Winter collection, Mrityunjay is her tribute to Lord Shiva. Mrityunjay, another name for Shiva is for attaining patience and power to regain positivity by shedding all negatives of life and soul. Symbols of Shiva like the trishul, conch shell and cannabis leaf have been incorporated in the prints and embroidery of the pieces.
Vvani by Vani Vats is an Indian ethnic women’s wear label launched in January 2014. The young designer believes, clothing is an essential element in expressing one’s identity, hence she offers fashion that is classic, eternal and distinctive. The label is a depiction of royal Indian handcraft, which she intermingles with archaic Indian embroideries and techniques in unconventional designs.
There is something very strikingly beautiful about Chhaya Mehrotra’s simplicity in designs. Modern silhouettes, subtle color palette and almost-bewildered cuts make her clothes perfect for Indian women. She shares a slice of her beautiful journey with The Lifestyle Potpourri…