The Lakme Fashion Week show that was an ode to artisans, who have been quietly nurturing heritage crafts of India.
Five master craftsmen of Mumbai's Paramparik Karigar were paired with five young designers for the show 'Craft Is Cool'.
The artisan-designer duo created a stylish jugalbandi of craft, weaves and contemporary fashion on the ramp.
Take a look at some of their stunning creations.
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Models strode the runway in relaxed silhouettes.
Master craftsman Bheru Lal Chippa from Rajasthan teamed up with his five sons to create some amazing hand block designs.
Sony Kaur dressed in Dabu print separates and origami accessories on her head.
The collection had a graceful hint of Japanese and oriental nuances.
A model walks the ramp in a blue sari with impressive floral motifs.
Another highlight of the show were the vegan shoes designed from leftover fabrics.
The outfits had a new-age feel to them.
Aishwarya Sushmita dressed in lovely blue and brown separates.
Draped gathered long coats rounded off this look.
Giving a huge nod of approval to jumpsuits for men, designers like Resham Karmchandani and Sanya Suri of The Pot Plant showcased easy gender fluid garments with a versatile appeal.
Meet the real heroes of Indian handloom.