Beautiful, dazzling textiles presented by Monaco Tourism from ace designer Sanjay Garg’s label “Raw Mango” was the perfect end to the Sustainable Fashion and Indian Textiles Day at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016.

Known for his woven Varanasi silks and Chanderis, Garg showcased his latest look in textiles for the festive season. A riot of colours appeared on the ramp for the saris and ensembles, which glittered with motifs and weaves that thrilled fashion lovers in the audience.

The collection called “Monkey Business” was an array of garments and saris with motifs woven into the fabrics. To keep the theme intact, the show started with the “madari” rattling his “dumroo” as the all-drums percussion band struck a wild rhythm for the models as they sashayed through the audience in quick succession.

In the show at the unique circular P6 (parking area) of High Street Phoenix, the high profile audience witnessed a glamorous haute Indian textile expo.

The textiles designed in Varanasi and varieties of Chanderi were balanced perfectly with Gajji Silk, Mashru, Kadhwa, different tissues and engineered layout panels. Sanjay also added metallic touches along with quilting, wool, silk and digital prints.

Tisca Chopra
Tisca Chopra

But the highlight of the collection was the monkey motif that literally stole the show as the images appeared on the saris and garments. Also, silver/gold brocades with regal silks were turned into loose kurtas, trousers with inverted pleats, tulip tunics, smocks, cropped tops, will-power pleated dresses, striped jumpsuits seductive high slit gowns, layered off-shoulder maxis, pleated skirts and wrap tops that created the perfect haute couture western wear line.

The line of grey wool coats, jackets and kurtas with beautiful silk lining were stylishly cut to cater to the western dresser’s needs. The saris were displayed in all their traditional glory or appeared as draped gowns, sari-cum-jacket or sari-cum-blouse combos.

 

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