Best Of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016
Last year, Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive celebrated traditional Indian textiles in various ways such as an exhibition on the Banarasi sari at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Several designers showed collections that made heavy use of hand-woven material. The trend seems to have been carried forward this year as a number of designers produced collections in collaboration with traditional textile weavers. Some of the best looks at LFW Summer/Resort 2016 were contemporary clothes made with material crafted by hand using Indian weaves. Here are ten we loved.
The jacket might look like upholstery but it’s still beautiful, as is the grey sari. Both are Banarasi textiles made with master weaver Sharfuddin Ansari.
You might see us in this hand-spun contemporary-yet-traditional ensemble at the next major art opening.
Power dressing that doesn’t make you look like a villainous boss-lady.
We’ll never say no to chintz done right.
Pero by Aneeth Arora
This chikankari dress, created with embroiderer Zahir Hussain Mondal, was made for frolicking in a field of daffodils.
Poco & Jacky
If G. I. Jane were to attend an Indian wedding, she might pick this smart maroon ensemble of a military print sports bra-esque blouse and plain sari.
Is this a simplified sari? Or a sari-fied dress? Whatever it is, it looks great.
Rajesh Pratap Singh
Bending might be a challenge in this (inflexible-looking) coat dress, made with kinkhab (a kind of brocade) artisan Haseem Muhammad, but boy does it look good.
If we had a boudoir we’d flounce around in it wearing this chintzy robe.
Vrisa by Rahul n Shikha
While this looks like it’s off the rack at Anokhi, the summery print and contrasting under-skirt are perfectly winsome.