Celebrating Indian textiles, veteran designer Krishna Mehta exhibited a splendid assortment of outfits reminding us of our desi roots. Crafted from traditional textiles from the regions of Bhagalpur, Benaras and Maheshwar, familiarising us with the rich fabrics of India.
The colour palette was bright and cheerful including pink, orange, blue alongside beige and white. Silhouettes such as skirts, tunics, kurtas and pants predominated the collection. Blending together mordern with traditional through intricately woven fabrics, Krishna Mehta evoked in us a sense of pride in the richness of our Indian heritage.
Full-sleeved kurtas with embroidered neckline paired with loosely fitted pants looked simple yet awe-inspiring. Dupatta draped on the head added to the ethnic charm.
Long jackets were worn over kurta and wide-legged trousers seem like a chic yet convenient options for Indian wear in the colder months
Men’s wear saw a modish styles too as a few male models walked down the runway in wide-legged bottoms paired with printed shirts. Scarves roughly tied around head and neck added to the stylish avatar of the male species.
Dyed fabrics in bright shades of pink and orange looked vivacious and lively. Embroidered shoulders, innovatively draped dupattas and scarves made the collection look very much for the contemporary girl.
A series of full-sleeved white long embroidered kurtas worn over long traditional skirt looked mesmerising and fresh. A mix of translucent and opaque, the ensembles exuded ethereal charm.
Bright pink and orange was amalgamated beautifully as a model walked down the ramp in an orange kurta and pink jacket. Intricate details like the simple fuss-free white buttons added to the down-to-earth ethnic charm of the outfits.
Embroidery was predominant and highlighted in the show as models walked down the runway in series of embroidered ensembles.
Last outfit of the show was every bit worthy of the position. Double layered skirt, the top one being rather translucent looked rich yet simple. Paired with an ethnic floral blouse, it looked like the traditional version of a crop-top-and-a-skirt.
All-in-all, a collection a contemporary worn can wear while diving in the richness of the deep-rooted traditions of India.