Revival in the true sense
Right from the set up of the ramp to colours, fabrics and silhouettes Anjana Bhargav narrated a story from the long forgotten times of an Indian village, writes Deepti Kaul.entertainment Updated: Sep 06, 2007 09:43 IST
Right from the set up of the ramp to colours, fabrics and silhouettes Anjana Bhargav narrated a story from the long forgotten times in a remote village of India.
Her collection named "Revival" did justice to its name. It started with a gold Balinese Lehnga and continued with a variation of Indian as well as Western and fusion silhouettes. The main focus was on intricately embellished light weight cottons and hand woven fabrics which ranged from Khadi to Banarsi silks.
The color pallete spread from off-white to antique golden hues, which was teamed with warm earthy shades of sandy beiges, muddy greens and coppery browns.
One saw rich dream-weaves from Banaras with golden metallic jaquards on traditional fuchsia pinks and light emerald greens, maroon pleated chiffons with gray Bhagalpur cotton with colored dusky golden motifs.
Light weight cotton fabrics were constructed into minimal summer dresses printed with Kaddi which gave a delicate graceful vintage look. Most elegant were the long white ankle length kurtas with smart golden Balinese cutwork and lace at the sleeves and hemlines.
The collection was a symphony of aristocratic elegant rich ensembles which evoked reminiscences of yesteryears.