Get set for some happy, festive, fun wear in vibrant colors, breezy silhouettes and relaxed fabrics. Krishna Mehta recreated the boho chic 1970’s look for the New Age fashion followers at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. It was a free spirited, vibrant, line that had all the designer touches, which Krishna is well known for. Rugged linen and twill cotton made fashionable music with smooth satin and rich traditional brocades. Florals were prominent in daring hues; while the chromatic alchemy of prints was highlighted by embroidered graphic patterns.
Brocades from Varanasi, jamdanis from Bengal, tussars from Bhagalpur and silk muls from Maheshwar; were the star of the show along with the block prints that were hand carved by artisans in Farukhabad. The colours were a magnificent line up of fuchsia, orange and red, which moved gradually to relaxing cool tones of indigo, black and purple with bursts of embroidery and hints of ivory. Block prints lots of tie/dye motifs and a riot of prints were part of the multilayered creations.
The bohemian influence was prevalent in the oriental touches and opulent silhouettes. From short sexy asymmetrical creations to floor kissing apparel, high waist fluid trousers and cinched at the waist pleated skirts, the collection offered varied options. Creating visions of beauty was the Lucknowi multicoloured embroidery on the jackets, tunics, waistcoats and kedios. Startling visions on the catwalk were the high waist gathered skirt with embroidered waistband, red printed asymmetric tunic, blue cowl skirt and dress and the ecru tulip pants. The dhoti pants with printed tunic and shaded palazzos along with khadi pyjama gave an Indo-west look to the collection. The three saris were vibrant in print and colour with shibori and teamed with embroidered kedios or vests.
For women who long for extreme luxury in fabrics, prints and colors along with a dollop of contemporary spirit, Krishna Mehta’s 1970’s inspired fun collection had the right look! What do you think? Ready to head back to the 70’s?