Sustainable fashion was never celebrated this grand, the way Day 2 of ongoing Lakme Fashion Week did and dedicated the day to conscious and sustainable fashion. Title ‘Sustainable Fashion Day’ it all started with emerging designers who collaborated with artisans of Paramparik Karigar to exploring the uniqueness of designs. In this collaborative project, each designer was paired with master craftsmen to create a particular bodywork. The pairing was as follows: Bheerulal Chippa and Poochki worked on dabu, Mohammed Yousef and Vineet Rahul on bagh, Aranya Naturals Rouka on shibori, Safraz Khatri and Verandah on ajrakh and Shohel Khatri and The Pot Plant worked on bandhani.
As the day proceeded, it became intense with the heavy dose of exploration as Gaurav Jai Gupta’s Akaaro explored Benarasi textiles with his collection ‘Irreverence’. The collection had silk in all its beauteous glory, while Ikat appeared to dazzle on the ramp and brocades played a glittering melody to enchant the audience. The use of unconventional reversible merino wool, a mix of wool/Khadi, wool/silk and wool/zari, silk, cotton and metal with Ikat, satin in wool and metal made the collection an extravagant fashion menu.
Lastly, the Sustainable Day ended with Anavila Misra’s ‘Blur’. She attempted at using black color out of the confines of formal or sexy dressing to something softer and more romantic. The season also saw more stitched garments on the runway that could fall in the evening wear category.