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March 14, 2014
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Indian fashion weeks are incomplete without the trace of ‘Indian Tadka’ init! Which is why, most of our desi designers make sure that they keep on experimenting with that 6 yard stretch.

Examining Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014’s recently commenced shows, I was quiet amused by the makeover these ethnic Sarees have got.
 Let’s take a look (and get inspired) as to how one can absolutely indulge in some desi way of wearing n stylin the 6 yards drape!

AARTI VIJAY GUPTA

Inspiration : “Indian Miniatures” – Inspired by the paintings from 16-19th centuries; depicting potraits, court scenes, flora and fauna.
Makeover : Digital Prints like Haridas & Akbar | Flat collar cholis | Halter peplum blouses
Colors : Brown | Sun Yellow | Emerald | Orange

DIGVIJAY SINGH

Inspiration : “Ludo and Ladders” – Inspired by the childhood games of Ludo as well as Snakes and Ladders
Makeover : Long Sleeved Jersey Cholis | Fluid Kurtas | Belted Waist | Wrap Around Palla
Colors : Red | Blue | Green | Yellow

HUEMN
Inspiration : Sportswear – breezy fresh energetic young upscale look.
Makeover : Color blocked Sarees | Jersey blouses | Giant numerical motifs
Colors : Bright Yellow | Red | Black | Silk Beige

MANDIRA BEDI

Inspiration : Tribute to the Indian women achievers. Celebrating Mandira Bedi’s trade mark sarees.
Makeover : Dual tones | Sensual Cholis | Minimalism | Fun to wear Sarees
Colors : Series of solid colors to match the rising mercury

PAYAL SINGHAL

Inspiration : “Lady Sahara” – A homage to Marrakech and the beauty of Islamic culture.
Makeover : Moroccan Filigree work | Salmon ‘kora’ prints | Raised Hem | Cut-out Shoulders | Elbow length sleeves | Print on Print
Colors : Sand | Grey | Rose | Cerulean blue

QUIRK BOX

Inspiration : “Quirk-e-Sultanant” taking forward the *quirkiness* the inspiration has been driven from Mughal influence in India
Makeover : Chanderi work | Quirky Prints | Neon | Matha Patti | Bandh Gala
Colors : Ink Blue | Saffron Orange | Sky Blue | Voilet

SAILEX

Inspiration : Shibori – Inspired from the subtle transition of the undercurrents of the inner tectonic shifts appearing as light ripples on the surface.
Makeover : Mother-of-pearl embellishments | Shibori Pallav | Stretch Satin Blouse | Graphite Crepe Saree | Snap Button Decor
Colors : Cream | Grey Orange | Salmon Orange

ILK BY SHIKHA AND VINITA

Inspiration : “Beehive Yourself” – Taking inspiration from the hexagonal shape of beehive.
Makeover : Bee print | Midriff revealing blouse | Two-tone Saree | Black net and Dusty Pink Mesh | Floral Motifs | Ornate Raglan Sleeves
Colors : Salmon Pink | White Organza | Dusty Pink | Black

SOUP BY SOUGAT

Inspiration : “Vintage Sewing Box” inspired from Sougat’s grandmother’s sewing box like buttons, hooks, threads and needles.
Makeover : Beaded Tassles | Compactly swirled pallav | Color Block | Dramatic Pleating
Colors : Cerise | Red | Bronze | Bluish Emerald

SOURABH KANT SRIVASTAVA

Inspiration : “Rebirth in Kaliyug” focused on blending Avant Garde with international classic style elements for a charming global appeal.
Makeover : Jacket blouse | Sheer fabric | floral Fabric Accents | Leather Trimmings
Colors : Pearl White | Rich Gold | Smoky Black | Dusky Grey

TARUN TAHILIANI

Inspiration : “Le Kurta Nouveau” celebrating summer resort amidst the freshness and stylish comfort for the season.
Makeover : Dhoti Sari | Kasab Version Filigree | Lame cutwork gilet | Handloom Sarees | Jamavaar | Bidri Work | Chikan Work
Colors : Ombre Orange | Sombre Black | Ivory | Beige

Stay tuned, as I bring to you some more madness, all the way from
Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

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