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March 18, 2015 22:16 IST
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Sabyasachi wasn't the only one inspired by the decade. Krishna Mehta sought inspiration from the Swinging Seventies too while Vaishali Shadangule turned to Khadi.

Bright colours, breezy silhouettes and relaxed fabrics defined Krishna Mehta's Summer/Resort collection at Lakme Fashion Week.

Free spirited and vibrant, the line used linen and twill cotton along with satin and rich traditional brocades.

Florals motifs were prominent in daring hues

And brocades from Varanasi, jamdanis from Bengal, tussars from Bhagalpur and silk muls from Maheshwar were the stars of the show.

Also used wonderfully were block prints hand carved by artisans from Farukhabad.

Colours such as fuchsia, orange and red, blended wonderfully with tones of indigo and black.

The bohemian influence was prevalent in the oriental touches and opulent silhouettes.

Dhoti pants with printed tunic and shaded palazzos with khadi pyjama completed the Indo-west look of the collection.


Almost complementing Mehta's show was Vaishali's line that she called Behrupia.

The young designer sought inspiration from the traditional art form of Maharashtra.

It was thus that the line, made from the Maharashtrian textile, Khand featured colours as varied as white and maroon, grey and blue as well as gold.

Shadangule experimented (bravely) with silhouettes in garments such as this one.

But also showed her skill in the traditional form like this one.

The Indian fabric was cut into some stunning western silhouettes.

(Including this one too!)

But there was little doubt that it lent itself most beautifully to the Indian drape! :-)

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