Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Soumitra unveils beauty of traditional textiles at LFW
Soumitra unveils beauty of traditional textiles at LFW
Mar '13
Drawing from the earthy inspirations of India’s culture and rich heritage, the Marg collection by Soumitra Mondal at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013 was a fashionable amalgamation of art and weaving traditions.

Buckets of red roses lined the ramp and there was a fragrance in the air as the beautiful tribute to Indian khadi began.

Pretty as a garden of roses the women’s wear line in beautiful shades of ivory, white and rani pink was regal and elegant in style and construction.

The finely woven khadi silk and the wide range of Jamdani fabrics were turned into utterly feminine creations.

Adding elements of different weaves and needlework techniques, Soumitra confirmed his skill in presenting eye-catching ethnic wear which will appeal to both the Indian as well as global woman.

Khadi never looked more serene and elegant as it did for Soumitra’s creations. White saris had tonal or pink butties, flared pants were topped with kurtas, long Anarkalis were over minis and the tiered maxi with embroidered bodice was a welcome change. To give a contrast, an empire line short dress was teamed with wide pants.

In the pink section, saris were more vibrant and bold as checks and weaves worked well together. Tiny long sleeve shrugs looked great with ankle length creations and the Granny dress with long sleeves had a pink inner that turned it into a fashion hit.

To match the mood of the show, Soumitra accessorised the collection with ornate Kaan Phool which covered the ears and had a ring of roses for the high chignon hairstyles sported by the models.

When it comes to showing khadi, the fabric launched by the Father of the Nation, in all its glory, Soumitra Mondal has been an expert in its promotion for several years.

Soumitra Mondal

Must ReadView All

Pic:  TonelsonProductions / Shutterstock.com

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Apr 2021

CPTPP boosts Vietnam's exports, pandemic a mild dampener

Vietnam's exports to its partners in the Comprehensive and...

Pic: Smartwool

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Apr 2021

US merino wool apparel maker Smartwool to go 100% circular by 2030

Smartwool, a Denver, US-based maker of merino wool apparel for active ...

Pic: Steve Madden

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Apr 2021

US company Steve Madden acquires remaining share of European JV

Steve Madden Ltd, a leading designer and marketer of fashion-forward...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Increased need for online fitting solutions as retailers shift to...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Opportunity now to reimagine processes & systems in a digital environment

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Value of 'Made in India' should get more importance

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta,

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta

Launched in October 2020, the Gumti app could not have come at a more...

Bharat Ahuja,

Bharat Ahuja

A mono store brand, <b>Bharat Ahuja's</b> Desire Design Studio has emerged ...

Manoj Sorathiya,

Manoj Sorathiya

Surat-based Sunrise Imports &amp; Exports Co is a manufacturer and...

Frank Heislitz, Freudenberg

Frank Heislitz

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of...

Andreas Lukas, Andritz Nonwoven

Andreas Lukas
Andritz Nonwoven

With forces in engineering and process development, Andritz Nonwoven...

Keith McMillen, Bebop Sensors

Keith McMillen
Bebop Sensors

Bebop Sensors' smart fabrics allows for a new level of interaction between ...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and...

Sweta Tantia, Tahweave & Garo

Sweta Tantia
Tahweave & Garo

Designer Sweta Tantia owns Garo, a couture indutva or ethnicwear brand,...

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini, La Fuori

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini
La Fuori

With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

April 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search