Designers Shovit Dasgupta, Durba Nag and Sharan Kaur, stayed true to their roots while showcasing their collection for their label ‘NOT LIKE YOU’ at the Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2015. Their designs were about the wonder that is India. Something about the rawness of hand woven fabrics drew them to venture into the aesthetics of this widely practised but undermined form of art. The idea was to promote the beauty and create a new hopeful future for this art.
Unusual but unique, the cuts were fun and new like the revival of a 25-year-old sari turned into a cropped top and dirndl skirt set. Each fabric used was painstakingly handmade down to the last inch like the pure Khadi fabrics of Bengal. Jamdani weaves, hand painted and wood block prints were some of the elements that stood out. An ensemble that was particularly striking was the parrot green tunic, with pleated detailing with a lighter shade of green shawl-draped around the neck. Another lively piece was the pink tented tunic with a wide green border.
A healthy reminder of talent in the very potential of this craft was the ideology behind Shovit Dasgupta’s, Durba Nag’s and Sharan Kaur’s label ‘NOT LIKE YOU’ and certainly achieved it. Keep it locked for more updates on all things fashion!