At Seams for Dreams we get ecstatic when we hear about the trend of eco and sustainable fashion being promoted at fashion weeks! This time Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 in Mumbai witnessed an amazing turn out on their textiles day! Talking about the glitz and glamour here’s an insight by Seams for Dreams on what we believe you should check out for this season.
The day 2 of Lakmé Fashion Week was dedicated to sustainable fashion in India. Designers showcased their designs revolving around the central theme of sustainable and eco fashion; and continued to enhance its sync with style that is surrounding our culture.
Smriti Dixit brought to light a collage of jewellery created from fibre’s, fabrics and unusual objects that she stitched, sewed, folded and knotted into an exclusive line of beautifully handcrafted jewellery. Trellised ponchos, mesh covers and embellishments for gowns stood out against the monochromatic colour palette. ‘The Stitching Project’ presented a fresh line of garments made from recycled, reused, washed and coloured vintage saris and fabrics in Khadi and block prints.
Jambudweep by Shubhi Sachan
Created entirely from non-hazardous materials, ‘Jambudweep by Shubhi Sachan’ handcrafted industrial waste into kurtas, maxis, and skirts with layered sheer blouses, tunics with pyjamas and sack dresses with intricate texturing.
Combined with brass, industrial waste and scrap materials, ‘Wandering Whites’ showcased a fusion line of accessories which included circles entwined around the neck that ended with strings and imposing pendants. Necklace-cum-arm ornaments and giant statement pieces, that reached from the neck down to the navel.
‘I Was a Sari’
‘I Was a Sari’, presented a riot of jewel tones as western, contemporary, casual, beach and resort wear. Kaftans had fluid relaxed silhouettes and accessories balanced the look of the attire.
The designer showcased traditional ‘Jamdani’ saris, with basics of motifs of cows, birds of paradise, peacocks and exotic Indian flowers. The blouses were modern and feminine, in bright pastel colours in tissue, dotted with bows and edged with ruffles.
Galang Gabaan combined checks and stripes to create fluid cotton separates. The lounge-wear looks were entirely white and cream with bursts of maroon and earthy red. The primary weave highlighted was the Santhali weave of Orissa.
House of Milk
House of Milk’s colour palette was pristine white, where they used their own natural fabrics including cotton and silk. The fluid and flowing silhouettes were draped to flatter the body and were embellished with 3D flowers.
Padmaja took inspiration from the shades of the ocean, highlighting a line of fluid dresses that ranged from frothy white to sea blue.
Indigene showcased a line of boxy separates in muted colours and mixed prints. Tie and dye was used to create simple evening dresses. All in all, it was a relaxed Indian take on modern work wear.
Naushad Ali used his signature madras cotton saris to create fluid and free-flowing dresses and kaftans. His soft and bouncy silhouettes were completed by the use of dainty, earthy colours.
Multi – coloured, tasselled sarees in a diverse colour palette with bottle greens, off whites, bright reds, blacks and metallic’s were spotted on the runway. Backless blouses and lehenga skirts added to the festive vibe of the collection.
Hand-woven silk and cotton pleated dresses and a fusion of trousers and blouses with matching Shibori designs at Amrich made for a summer-friendly collection.
wear gingham checks and plaid patterns on contemporary silhouettes ruled Sayantan Sarkar‘s ramp. We adored the drop-crotch skirt cum pants he showcased as part of his collection.
Front buttoned maxis and baggy dresses by Soham Dave will make for all purpose travel companions during the sizzling summer months.
Artisans of Kutch
Artisans of Kutch presented a rich and delightful collection of Indo-western numbers crowded with intricate embroidery and weaves. Boleros worn with mini skirts, pants and kurtas with skittle prints, cold shoulder blouses and embroidered breeches brought forgotten traditions right back into the spot light.
Abraham & Thakore
Rajesh Pratap Singh
The final #SustainableMan show on Day 2 presented a savvy line-up of up cycled and sustainable fashion for men.Floral jackets by Pero were indicative of the abstracted summer months in store while patchwork jackets, layered separates and a wide range of deconstructed silhouettes by Abraham & Thakore ruled the runway.
Rajesh Pratap Singh’s prime focus was on khadi and old denim, along with fibres and yarns cleverly created from recycled plastic bottles and salvaged garments.
Each of these collections hold their own interesting sustainable story.
Untill next time fashion lovers! Keep giving in style!