Textiles were in the spotlight on Day Three, which was called Indian Textile Day. Several designers showed ways to play around with them in their creations. Of course, some of the shows were good and some - terrible.
Gaurang Shah, who debuted at the Talent Box last season, got it absolutely right and his collection was tastefully done using Kanjeevarams and intricate detailing. His combination of colours and styling was very appealing. And Vaishali S, who is by now known well for her use of fabrics, especially Chanderi, used organza, brocade and silk to good effect.
Deepika Govind had the right ideas and executed them well too. The way she used Patola fabrics keeping pop art in mind was very interesting. Bright hues gave a new dimension to saris, making them trendy and stylish.
Krishna Mehta's was one of the most appealing collections of the day with lean silhouettes and tasteful detailing on hand-woven fabrics. There was everything from palazzo pants and tunics to lehengas and cutwork jackets.
Anita Dongre ended the day with some well-finished garments. Origami folds, layering, different silhouettes and the use of varied fabrics made her collection glamorous.
Shruti Sancheti, Payal Kapoor, Mayank & Shraddha and Debarun were some of the others who showed their collections on Indian Textile Day, which is a laudable effort by LFW.