Divya Reddy made a strong fashion statement when she declared ‘green’ as the new black, at 6Degree Studio during Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017.
After making her ramp debut at Lakmé Fashion Week 2015, Divya Reddy has never looked back, as her career graph for opulent festive and bridal wear has soared up the ladder of success. Gearing her designs to ethical, ecological, sustainable fashion, her collection ‘Sage’ projected a harmonious peaceful vibe.
The USP of Divya’s collection was the fabric, which had a great fashion story. The Kolam tribe in the Kawal forest collected the cocoons after the flight of the butterflies. These were turned into exquisite silk, spun by using the double spun technique, where the broken strands are double spun and stuck together to create strong silk yarn with a slubby nature called Madhepur Tussar.
Divya used its regal texture for her glorious creations. One of the prime qualities of the fabric is the ability to keep the body warm in winter and cool in summer so, Divya’s collection will have a year-round appeal and truly long fashion life.
The deep moss green hue was a constant for most ensembles. But the marked Spanish-inspired silhouettes were striking on the ramp. Layered, frilled, maxi skirts were worn with matching body-hugging, long-sleeved, embroidered cholis with flouncy cuffs; while the modern version of the lehenga with abstract work and graduating yellow, brown, blue, maroon, striped, hemline looked stunning with an embellished fan-sleeved cropped top. Sheer and bell-sleeves teamed with heavy oxidized pieces of chunky jewelry gave the silhouettes that extra touch of perfection. Here, was fashion drama of the ultimate kind that could turn the ensembles into conversation pieces.
In true show stopper fashion, the critically acclaimed actress, Tapsee Pannu wore the hottest shade of pink and broke the monotony of the muted tones of green and salmon pink. Wearing a stunning floor-length, long-sleeved, intricately, embellished jacket over a sheer delicately embroidered piece, her outfit was a definite trendsetter for women who want to make their mark in the crowd and look glamorous.
For glittering bridal wear options that combine the aesthetics of fashion with care for nature, the ‘Sage’ collection by Divya Reddy will be a great seller.