As part of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week x FDCI’s Sustainable Fashion Day, designers present their unique take on indigenous fabrics and weaves
The first day of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week x FDCI in Mumbai was dedicated to all things India. More than five designers and labels presented their take on Khadi and other indigenous textiles and crafts of India on March 9, known as Sustainable Fashion Day.
For example, design label Anavila paid tribute dabbuAn ancient mud resistant handblock printing technique from Rajasthan. dabbuwhich comes from the Hindi word to press (to press), is labor intensive and involves multiple stages of printing and dyeing.
Anavila used crafts in her collection Sareewhich were draped in such a way that the wearer needed no petticoat or blouse, documenting how six yards of fabric could be manipulated to follow the contours of the body.
from divyam mehta show
Inspired by rural wall paintings, Divyam Mehta presented a khadi collection that laid in geometric patterns and highlighted draping and artistic construction, complemented with rows of daring stitches to reinforce the seams. For instance, the raw textures of Khadi denims and cottons were accentuated with kantha stitches, hand-carved wooden blocks and rendered screen prints.
Suket Dhir’s spring forest The collection included summer and winter wear in muted hues and dreamy hues in cotton and cotton silk. The weave was in different sense offering plain twill as well Jamdani Which was printed in fresh colors.
The garments, sharply cut and well constructed, were embellished with kantha, and had clever details and trim.