Karishma Shahani Khan’s label, ‘Chauraha’ displayed a new collection titled ‘Silk Route’ which was a pop coloured fantasy any youthful diva would dream of.
The concept of this range was based around merchants, their caravans, gypsy lives as well as their rich, hidden culture.
The range comprised dresses, jackets, skirts, tunics and blazers infusing the Indian cultural theme of celebration with western silhouettes.
Although serious in structure with their solid geometric forms, the pieces graced the runway in bold, bright shades such as vibrant tangerine, bumble bee yellow, sky blue, and peacock green with certain sections being in darker tones such as midnight blue and black.
Designer Karishma Shahani Khan made use of natural fabrics such as khadi, jute, silk and cotton; fusing luxury with simplicity in a unique and adorable way.
Sequins and embroidery along with quilting and beadwork helped add a glam touch to the pieces.
Muted orange toned lips and cheeks along with tied up hair tastefully done by Lakmé beauty salon experts helped add a sensual touch.
With a funky-fusion twist, it’s no wonder this collection titled ‘Silk Route’ by Karishma Shahani Khan will fly off the racks during the coming months.
Creating a medley of form fitting and voluminous shapes, Abhishek Dutta’s creativity was dazzling as the “Tangram” collection appeared on the ramp at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.
Matching the aspects of the inspiration, the intricately crafted almost futuristic garments were splashed with beautiful thread work appliqués with fabric and leather, interesting laser cut designs, panels with mix and match combos of leather and fabrics.
From high waist trousers to long or cropped jackets, the look moved from classic to androgynous. Black and white, moved to brown and then the colour story brought in blue, dramatic purple and canary yellow for a line of boleros with checked design and 3D blocks teamed with figure hugging trousers. Flowing Samurai pants with Tangram prints, jackets with hints of kantha embroidery and pin tucks were striking, while the coats with sheer tulle sleeves and zippered front were eye catching.
Bringing oriental glamour with a marked western touch for his collection to centre stage, Abhishek Dutta’s “Tangram” line presented an innovative look for the coming season.
Sanchita Ajjampur Fall 2012 Collection
The colours of the Fire Bird came to life in the multi-hued collection of Sanchita Ajjampur, presented by Blender’s Pride at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.