Shades of mercury grey, Atlantic blue, lava red, sea green and storm violet were used to give the collection an earthy touch, made further dramatic with the use of halter necks, voluminous sleeves, soft shirt dresses, jumpsuits teamed with oversized tops and fitted bodices.
Monapali: The girls looked like warrior princess as they sashayed down the ramp in jumpsuits, kaftans, shrugs, zouaves, tops, bustiers, wraps and sarees with heavy surface texturing, embroidery, hand paint and discharge print. Introduced very subtly, the colour palette progressed from shades of grey, brown, beige and black to wine, pink, rust and blue. The tussar silk sarees in shades of gold with splashes of candy pink looked exquisite, and so did the smattering of beige and golden backless Anarkali kurtas. The second half of the show was most interesting for its range of ‘wearable’ silk sarees and finely textured Anarkali kurtas. To create the range, the designer used lots of tussar silk and satin by juxtaposing it with chiffon, lycra and net.
Thick with embroidery,mesh work, bead work, thread work, zardosi and gota work marry hand paint, discharge print and bold graphic patterns, the line had an old-world appeal with a hint of the contemporary.