Indian food,dance,music,architecture,languages inspired Kolkata based designer duo Ekta Jaipuria and Ruchira Khnadari for their autumn winter collection titled India Kaleidoscope at the ongoing Wills India Fashion Week (WIFW).
The colour palette was bright and festive,restrained only through the use of black,white and greys. Thread work and motifs borrowed from traditional textiles were given a twist by mixing and matching.
There was a generous use of sequins and pearls. The textiles used in the collection also reflected the same diversity as the colours and motifs used- Matka from Bihar,Chanderi from Madhya Pradesh,chiffons and woven yardages along with borders from Benaras,all found its place in this kaleidoscopic journey.
“The collection is predominantly formal yet relaxed and festive,ideal for a luxury traveler… a contradiction of sorts,creating just the right balance,” said the designer duo.
The silhouettes were ethnic and futuristic. Traditional India silhouettes were used in contrast with drapes,which in turn emulated the drapes of India sarees,creating an interesting cross current of form. Traditional A-line and tent shapes have been merged with slimed and restrained volume in the lower torso.
The collection also flaunted fair amount of structured jackets,which were layered with kalidar inners and flared palazzos.
Designer Sonia Jetleey also showcased her collection titled ‘The Dance’,which explored the wonders of Sicily and its beautiful baroque architecture,combined with paradisaical context of roses.
It brought in the peacock known for its dance,along with paint-dab effects. She brought in new silhouettes like shift dresses with pants and sarees.