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Indian Textile Day opens with 'Ardhagini' – LFW Day 3
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Aug '12
Gaurang Shah and Shruti Sancheti, opened Indian Textile Day at Lakmé Fashion Week. Bringing together a clever mix of beautiful saris, anarkalis and ghagras, Gaurang Shah dazzled the audience with ethnic wear at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. 

Calling his collection “Ardhagini” Gaurang presented garments that will appeal to the modern bride. The colours were the ever popular yellow, orange, red and pink - all very auspicious for that important day in a girl’s life. Working around the beauty of Kanjeevarams, Kalamkari and zardozi, the designer highlighted the intricate weaving known as Korvai for the magnificent South Indian saris. 

It was the return of the glamorous 1950’s and 1960’s retro look, that Gaurang recreated with the beauty of Kanjeevaram silks and splashed them with animal motifs in bright hues that will be a dream come true for any bride.

The permutations and combinations of the Kalamkari prints with the beautiful brocades, were extremely creative and experimental. Gaurang brought the different prints in hot colours like saffron, gold, red, vermillion, green, black, blue for the salwars, cholis, saris, luxurious lehengas, and dupattas. The varied textures of the fabrics were beautifully brought together in each entry and the discreet zardozi embroidery appeared on sleeve edges and dupattas. Kurtas were regal and varied from floor to ankle length, at times panelled or pleated but at the same time allowed the gorgeous Indian textiles to remain the cynosure of all eyes.

Brocades with intricate zari and silk weave, glittered under the ramp lights with the prominent detailing being the giant “latkans” or tassels ending with animal shapes hanging at the back of cholis, or dupattas.

Gaurang Shah picked the most perfect show stopper for his display – the ever beautiful, elegant and charming Kirron Kher who glided down the ramp in a rich ivory brocade sari.

The rich heritage in textiles and prints was brought to centre stage by Gaurang Shah, in stunning creations and saris, which will delight the hearts of Indian women around the country.

Lakmé Fashion Week


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