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Jai Ho for Indian textiles

Indian textiles have taken the ongoing Wills lifestyle India Fashion Week by a storm. Day 1 of the fashion week saw numerous designers paying homage to the grandeur of Indian textiles.

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 07, 2011 12:43 IST
Amrah Ashraf

Indian textiles have taken the ongoing Wills lifestyle India Fashion Week by a storm. Day 1 of the fashion week saw numerous designers paying homage to the grandeur of Indian textiles by infusing contemporary designs and structures to it.

Designer Neeru Kumar, who has a well-known love affair with Indian textiles and weaves her own fabric, struck a balance between the earthiness of Indian fabric and breezy modern silhouettes. The beauty of her work was apparent in the astute amalgamation of modern with the traditional.

Another designer whose collection stood out for its sheer simplicity at least in appearance was Gaurav Jai Gupta. Gupta used cotton and steel wool to create shapes unlike anything seen before on the ramp.

Designer duo Monapali yet again focused on infusing Indian textiles like Tussar silk and Kantha Silk with gota work and zardozi while creating fusion wear. They intertwined tradition with contemporary eclecticism in their gorgeous collection.

Interestingly, designer Urvashi Kau,r who started her show with a spiritual Dance, was all about desi-ness in a more modernistic sensibility. Tussar silk, chanderi and jersey wool enlivened her collection.

All in all, it was a day 'tailor' made for Indian textiles.