Gotta, intensity of colour, dynamic artisanal work, there was minimalism despite the sandstorm of maximalism in Anju’s lexicon, as she took us to the land of jharokhas and aad (princess chokers); it was seduction by royal charm.
The Blue Mosque, Islamic techniques like Girikh to Spanish inspirations like Majolica, Rahul Mishra took us around the world, in his 46 piece camel safari and then gave it a modern twist by making couture easy to wear and wash!
Great grandson of the man who started one of the first textile mills in 1800 and grandson of late famed cricketer Deepak Shodhan, Shyamal along with Bhumika, Gujarat-based first timers at ICW made sure radiant gold left its 24 karat stamp
Anamika Khanna’s subtle Banarasis and real zari offerings made ICW 2017 a celebration of candour transforming the tempestuous bridal space and infusing it with savoir faire, rather than merely tradition.
Unlike the West which is embracing mottled and scruffy, and with Gucci blurring the lines between the two genders, men in India still prefer monochromes and a smattering of grey, though Abhishek Patni brought ‘in’ the outdoors with his parkas and faux fur lining