CEL­E­BRAT­ING IN­DIA’S HER­ITAGE

The se­cond day of In­dia Cou­ture Week 2017 was all about indige­nous crafts­man­ship

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Ak­shay Kaushal

When you have to draw in­spi­ra­tion from the rich her­itage of a coun­try as beau­ti­ful as In­dia, a lot of re­search is needed to do jus­tice to show­case its grandeur. And, de­signer Manav Gang­wani did just that for his cou­ture col­lec­tion on the se­cond day (Tues­day) of In­dia Cou­ture Week 2017, or­gan­ised by Fash­ion De­sign Coun­cil of In­dia, with Hin­dus­tan Times as its as­so­ci­ate part­ner.

Ti­tled In­dia@70, his col­lec­tion in­cor­po­rated mo­tifs and em­broi­deries from across In­dia. From Be­narasi bro­cade and Ra­jasthani band­ha­nis to Luc­knowi chikankari, the aim was to cel­e­brate our crafts. The sil­hou­ettes were Mughal-in­spired and rich vel­vets were a main­stay. The mod­ern touch: For the con­tem­po­rary bride, there was fu­sion, too. Blouses with cold shoul­ders and hal­ter necks were teamed with lehen­gas. Di­vine mo­tifs of Gane­sha, Lak­shmi and Durga em­bla­zoned with crys­tals also made them trousseau-per­fect. Colours, crafts­man­ship: Gang­wani used jewel tones of royal blue, crim­son and green. At the en­trance, he show­cased an elab­o­rate lehenga which took 10 days to cre­ate with five ar­ti­sans work­ing on it.

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Ac­tor Disha Patani turned show­stop­per. She wore a black em­broi­dered lehenga with ele­phant mo­tif and a fringed blouse This bro­cade sari paired with a hal­ter neck blouse caught our eye. The sari fea­tured a belt and we think it’s per­fect for a cock­tail do This oneshoul­dered fu­sion gown fea­tured chikankari work and a sheer cape. If you are the bride’s BFF, this one’s per­fect for you

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