To celebrate 30 years of Satya Paul in the fashion industry, style icon Gauri Khan’s debut collection was an exotic end to day three at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. Keeping the brand’s design sensibilities intact, Gauri presented “A Tropical Wonder“, collection of luxurious prints that revealed a line of casual and occasion holiday wear. Great mix and match separates took center stage as sheer tunics, fluid kaftans, versatile shift dresses and elegant sarees glided down the ramp on graceful models.
To match the theme, the print story was botanical in nature. Palm motifs and calligraphic scribbles were engineered in leaf and palm burnouts and splashed in ombré hand painted washes. Lounging on the beach the kaftan tie-up, was an ideal swim suit cover, while sheer shirts sporting mesh inserts, asymmetric tunics and free flowing garments were a ‘must have’.
The collection of swimwear ranged from bikinis to monokinis and maillots; while the kaftans in myriad colors, sarongs, and tunics were ideal covers. The cholis were sexy and seductive – cross over halters, cut-out necklines, brief bikini styles, tantalizing low back versions with tassels and tiny ones with knots.
Satin georgette was restricted to saris, but cotton silk, chiffon, georgette, luxe organza, tulle and satin Lurex borders were constant favorites. A great fabric innovation by Gauri was custom engineered palm motif burnout.
Season’s colors like fresh citrus, aquatic shades and deep ombré sunset tones added pizzazz to the ensembles. Completing the look was orange the season’s new black. Totes with metallic in neutral color blocking were ideal for day bags. For formal clutches and messenger bags, it was laser cut and prints; while the cute cocktail arm candy with soft mesh was perfect.