About Day 2: #khadigoeschic by KVIC
Text: Stacy Fernandes | Video: Amit Mehta | Stills courtesy: Lakme Fashion Week
Day 2 at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2018, is all about sustainable fashion.
#khadigoeschic presented by Khadi and Village Industry Comission (KVIC) gave an opportunity to four young designers to showcase their Khadi collection.
Pallavi Shantam gave khadi an innovative fashion direction. This collection was inspired by the Japanese Wabi-Sabi concept, Buna – A Japanese Flavour for Khadi. She calls her collection the ‘Time Whisperer’. She brought out the imperfections to the forefront in a stylish form.
The collection was developed with Jamdaani, woven stripes of Khadi with Zari made by weavers from Burdwan (West Bengal), while the jackets were made in Khadi silk.
Bringing the Khadi to the global platform, the designer gave a luxe image to the fabric. And styling it in such a way making it apt for the sophisticated and stylish audience. The label highlighted the imperfections of the fabric by adding patchwork to create new textures. The colours used for this collection were in shades of pale pink, black, white and yellow.
The “Time Whisperer” collection in Khadi, by Pallavi Shantam’s ‘Buna’, not only created a serene, bohemian, mood for the wearer, but also offered a Zen-like quality.
Jewellyn Alvares, showcased an all men’s collection at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2018. His khadi collection was inspired by the poem I Love a Lonely Winding Roads by Alora M. Knight. He says working with khadi is similar, you don’t know the fabric till you cut it.
The Converge collection is a Ready-to-Wear Menswear range of trousers, shirts and outer wear for casual and dress occasions. These garments were in shades of beige, off-white, green, purple and mustard, Jewellyn worked on construction techniques instead of embellishments.
The cuts merged into stripes, while asymmetric lengths gave the tunics, pants, shirts, jackets and coats an interesting angle in specially developed Khadi cotton that stayed true to the title of the collection.
The collection offered a fusion, where a contemporary trench coat was merged with a sherwani. Giving the spectators a different styling option.
Lars Andersson presented A Khadi Matka Love Story. The designer is no stranger to the Indian fashion scene. His inspiration has always been from different cultures, tribes and religions from across the world. He has previously done several knit wear shows in India, earning applause for their unisex styling.
Creating his knitwear in Nepal and wovens in Kolkata, the Khadi and Matka collection by Lars was termed a fabric love story between these two textiles. The designer had developed the collection with 300-400-500 count Khadi and matka silk, which gave an interesting dimension to the fabric. It was an inspiration that swayed from the east and west as well as masculine and feminine. Presenting a line with gender-neutral garments, the collection showcased easy relaxed silhouettes that would appeal to buyers of all shapes, sizes and sexes.
The tiered skirts with shirts, strappy summer dress, tie-up jacket and belted soft coats with kimono silhouettes were the staples of the collection.
Saloni Sakaria’s ‘The Third Floor Clothing’, had a definite idea of how Khadi should be showcased. Maintaining the brand’s characteristic design elements intact – that included layering and androgynous silhouettes.
The collection had shown a hint of modesty in the ensemble with the addition of experimental embroidery and surface techniques. The colour card was restricted to deep hues like red, blue, maroon, peach, dusty pink with tone-on-tone stories. Khadi silk formed a major part of the collection, with few garments in Khadi cotton. Fluid silhouettes drop shoulders for tunics and kurtas and the long and short lengths appeared in unison on the ramp.
Posted on Aug 23, 2018
LFW Winter/Festive 2018
Location: The St. Regis Mumbai, Senapati Bapat Marg, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India