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From traditional to sexy, Indian weaves get a makeover

Last updated on: March 4, 2012 15:38 IST

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Designers Purvi Doshi, Shashikant Naidu and Vaishali Shadangule opened Day 3 of the fashion week with Indian creations.

As part of the Indian Textile Day at the Lakme Fashion Week, three designers -- Purvi Doshi, Shashikant Naidu and Vaishali Shadangule -- opened Day Three with some of the most pristine designs and fabrics.

Purvi Doshi was the first designer to show on Day 3 of Lakme Fashion Week.

Her collection Chalval (or Movement) sought inspiration from Gandhi presenting as she put it 'the weave of pride and honour'.

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Image: A model displays a Purvi Doshi outfit
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Using khadi, Doshi created contemporary garments -- from dresses to trousers -- as well as traditional ones like the sari.



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Even as whites and creams were prominent colours, it also sought to incorporate the colours from the Indian tricolor, like in this sari modelled by Reha Sukheja.



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Tamara Moss models yet another sari, this time with a floral motif by Purvi Doshi



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Purvi Doshi takes a bow with her daughter.



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Shashikant Naidu's collection 'duality' that sought to pay tribute to 'all the amazingly talented designers, artists and craftsmen all over the world who are no more by have left lasting impressions'


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An asymmetrical dress hand painted with eco-friendly colours in cotton tussar depicting forest life.


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A bias cut floral cotton dress hand painted using Kalamkari technique having a ruffled bodice in tussar.


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A model walks the ramp in a cotton silk Ikat wraparound teamed with a ruffled bustier and a stole.


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Seen here is a model in a red khadi and black silk Ikat, embroidered and teamed with a ruffled gold blouse


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Shashikant Naidu takes a bow as Tamara Moss poses.



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The third designer, Vaishali Shadangule used a fabric called Khand that originates from Pune in Maharashtra, made on a handloom with varied colour shiny cotton yarns that yields it a 3D shadow and shine effect.

Above, Sanea Shaikh models a Khand overlap jacket and a cotton drape.



Image: A Vaishali Shadangule collection
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Sony Kaur models a Khand and Chanderi tunic.

Chanderi has often been Vaishali's fabric of choice and one that made her known in the fashion circles.



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Marcia Geraldo Serrato walks the ramp in an uneven drape and a pair of chanderi pants


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Nina Zivkovic models a pleated one-piece dress made out of khand and chanderi



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Kavita Kharayat shows off a khand shirt with a pair of shorts of the same fabric and a chanderi jacket.


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Vaishali Shadangule takes a bow along as models cheer for her

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