CELEBRATING INDIA’S HERITAGE
The second day of India Couture Week 2017 was all about indigenous craftsmanship
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.
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