The grandeur and colors of Turkey were brought onto the ramp by Sonam and Paras Modi of SVA with their collection “Istanblu” at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. Motifs from the Asil harems, intrinsic art carvings of the Topkapi palace, Blue Mosque and the hues of the Bosphorus, came alive through the creations. The color palette matched the theme with off-white, old rose, mint, burnt orange, midnight blue and gold were the rich hues that covered silk, tulle, cotton, brocade and handwoven weaves.
Intricate embellishments revolved around zardosi, pita and aari in various gold tones featuring the saksi (flower pot in Turkish) embroidery which appeared on most of the garments. Laser cutting and printing further highlighted the collection.
For women’s wear, the pair offered long jackets, boleros, draped pants with ankle accents, sexy mini kurtas, cropped tops, lehengas and the traditional saree. A great innovation was the draped Origami lounge pants ideal for cool summer festive wear, which could be teamed with various coordinates by both sexes.
For men’s wear there were enough wedding wear options that ranged from traditional Bandgalas, kurtas to summer jackets. Here the designing duo introduced the “Shacket” a shirt-cum-jacket combo created by SVA, which could be ideal for casual and formal summer weddings.
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