Celebrated designer Anita Dongre closed the opening day of Lakmé Fashion Week – Summer Resort 2018 with her collection. Her collection, Songs of Summer is inspired from a beautiful summer garden in all its bloom.
Capturing its true essence, the collection combined muted tones of blush, sage, powder blue, yellow and pristine white with stunning floral, botanical and bird motifs.
Recreating the magic of the 50s, Anita presented breezy midi skirts, jumpsuits, cool wrap tops, elegant long line jackets, trendy tunics and stylish cropped tops that shared the stage with classic lehengas and draped saris in light-weight handwoven silk, chanderi, mul and cotton in Benares.
Furthering the sustainability story, R | Elan™ GreenGold, an eco-friendly fabric, made from 100 per cent used plastic bottles was also used to fashion a few outfits. Light hand embroidery, zardosi and gota patti details juxtaposed with customised flower patterns bridged the fashion eras of traditional and contemporary together.
Printed bandis and kurtas, layered with trousers were also presented as part of the menswear look. The ensembles were complimented by stunning pieces from Anita Dongre Fine Jewellery, embroidered flat shoes and pretty floral tiaras.
Walking the ramp was Bollywood’s IT couple, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput. The stylish duo walked the aisles of the beautiful summer garden. Shahid looked sharp in a white handwoven malkha sherwani with intricate stitch line embroidery and mother of pearl logo buttons. Mira wore a statement white handwoven Benaras lehenga with pastel floral motifs, handwoven silk choli and silk organza dupatta with hand embroidered resham and gota patti work.
Speaking about the collection, Anita said,
Songs of Summer is a collection that is very close to my heart. I am really excited to bring back the understated elegance of the 50s in the form of fluid silhouettes, light hand embroidery and exquisite floral details. I am also thrilled to add sustainable elements to the collection using R|Elan GreenGold, an eco-friendly fabric that is made from recycled plastic bottles.”