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Tradition meets urban chic

On Day 3 of LFW, designers married ancient handloom traditions with modern sensibilities It was all about paying respects to the tradition of Indian textiles on Day 3 of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012.

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 08, 2012 01:38 IST
Rochelle Pinto

On Day 3 of LFW, designers married ancient handloom traditions with modern sensibilities It was all about paying respects to the tradition of Indian textiles on Day 3 of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. While the effort in itself is applaudable, the designers struggled to present collections that would make the audience sit up and take notice, with the exception of Deepika Govind and Anita Dongre.

LFW 2012
Repurposed Sari
So you don’t think the traditional six-yard is trendy enough? Check out designer Vaishali S and her collection of translucent, multi-layered dresses that look like they were fashioned out of heirloom saris.

Flashes of skin and asymmetrical lengths helped keep things interesting.

Sexy midi
The miniskirt is so 2011. So, Anita Dongre put her focus on the midi (the skirt hemline hits halfway down the calf) and stitched her models into figure-hugging pencil skirts with traditional prints. A word to the wise? The look is better suited to those with skinny ankles and slim calves.

Geek chic
Cars, computers, airplanes, light bulbs… no this isn’t a garage sale. It’s designer Deepika Govind’s techno-savvy collection that doled out saris bearing prints of everyday gadgets. Who needs to carry a pair of earphones when you can wear them, literally!

Unusual faces glam up the ramp While Bollywood A-listers were nowhere to be seen at the Lakme Fashion Week, which concluded yesterday, designers amused the audience with unusual showstoppers. Komal Sood had entrepreneur Sidhartha Mallya walking for him and actor Amy Jackson strutted the ramp for Pernia Qureshi. Politician/designer Shaina NC too took a bow on the ramp for Shruti Sancheti's show. Other offbeat picks included TV host Mini Mathur walking for Payal Kapoor, and actor Kirron Kher for Gaurang Shah.