Lifestyle Fashion and Beauty 25 Aug 2019 Benares on the runwa ...

Benares on the runway

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 25, 2019, 7:39 am IST
Updated Aug 25, 2019, 7:39 am IST
Hyderabad-based designers — Jayanti Reddy and Gaurang Shah — unveiled their collections at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 on Friday.
For a show stopping entry it was the gorgeous Pooja Hegde, in a heavily embellished purple scalloped hem lehenga and dupatta, while the tasselled plunging neckline of the choli was visually stunning.
 For a show stopping entry it was the gorgeous Pooja Hegde, in a heavily embellished purple scalloped hem lehenga and dupatta, while the tasselled plunging neckline of the choli was visually stunning.

With a collection that aimed to capture creativity at its best, Jayanti Reddy’s “Benares and Beyond” collection, dazzled the audience with its exclusive fashion statements. Deriving its inspiration from the picturesque beauty of Benares, the designer used clothes as her canvas to showcase a striking line of ensembles.

With a kaleidoscope of ideas that were a feast for the eyes, fabrics like raw silks, Banarasi woven fabrics, were teamed with sheer organza and net, to add fluidity.

 

The colour palette ranged from muted beiges to pistachio greens, ivories, flaming reds, wines, hot pinks and rich purples being dominant. With designs inspired by natural motifs like flowers and mangoes, she gave a modern twist to anarkalis, dhotis, long kurtas, dupattas, lehengas and cholis.

An ode to Peshwai

Fashion Designer Gaurang Shah’s collection mesmerised his audience, mirroring the enchanting 18th-century clothing style during the rule of Peshwa Bajirao. The ornate weave synonymous with royalty of Maharani Chimnabai of Baroda.

An ode to Peshwai

The show opened to soul-stirring live classical music, as the models graced the ramp in Gaurang’s Peshwai woman and men’s collections in the backdrop of singer Gargee Siddhanth’s beautiful composition – Raag Bihag depicting Shringar Ras, and Lat Uljhi Suljha Ja Re Balam followed by Dekho Mori rang me bhigoi daari accompanied by melodic tanpura and sarangi instruments.

An ode to Peshwai

The beautiful colour tones from  mogra whites grading into sunflower shades of yellow, oranges to rose reds added enduring charm to Peshwai.

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