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Pix: Simply gorgeous, Gaurang!

By HITESH HARISINGHANI and AFSAR DAYATAR
August 24, 2019 10:53 IST

Designer Gaurang Shah brought traditional India alive on the ramp in the most stunning manner.
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
Video: Afsar Dayatar/Rediff.com 

He takes the most beautiful traditional weaves and styles.

He presents them in the most traditional way.

He lets the beauty of the craft and the mesmerising magic of traditional textiles take over.

And let's them, to the soothing tune of a classical Hindustani song and music, gently weave their magic.

That, in a nutshell, was the Gaurang Shah show at the Lakme Fashion week.

LFW: Gaurang Shah

Gaurang's collection was titled Peshwai.

 

The show opened to the strains of live music and the melodious voice of Pandit Jasraj's Gargi Siddhanth.

 

LFW: Gaurang Shah

The models' movements were slow, graceful, dance-like.

 

LFW: Gaurang Shah

Gaurang played with the rich weaves of Paithan and luxurious fabric from the Deccan Plateau, once associated with Peshwa royalty.

 

LFW: Gaurang Shah

Bringing 18th century motifs centrestage in a new avatar, he experimented with the checked Kota Doria, turned it into a jamdaani canvas and patterned it with Persian mosaics.

 

LFW: Gaurang Shah

Gaurang accentuated the intricate mustard seed bandhani.

 

 

LFW: Gaurang Shah

The designer creatively played with pure white, which gently flowed into shades of yellow, orange and rose red.

 

LFW: Gaurang Shah

The cholis were kept simple and elegant, with either short, three-quarter or long sleeves.

 

LFW: Gaurang Shah

Much of the collection reflected bridal glamour.

 

LFW: Gaurang Shah

Gaurang takes a bow.

 

HITESH HARISINGHANI and AFSAR DAYATAR
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