Shruti Sancheti’s “Kaashi to Kyoto” was a mesmerizing amalgamation of color, craft and innovative fabrics. The designer added a Japanese touch to the ancient Banaras weaves.
Silhouettes had a great blend of the Indian and Japanese shapes with obes playing an important part. Motifs including maple leaves, mushrooms, flower buds, abstract birds and floral laces in silver, gold and rose gold to added a charm and beauty of nature to the outfits created from fabrics like brocades, gicha silk, sheer Bengal Dupion, cotton silk and Chanderi. A great combination of hues was created with colors like azure blue, crimson, sapota, ivory, gold, deep purple and wine.
The collection had long sheer maxi coats, layered asymmetric tops, flared palazzos, cap sleeved short tops and a kimono blouse with skirt had a great Indo-Japanese feel. Tranquil look came through midis, long skirt dresses, cropped tops, jackets, skirts; ghagras, wide pleated pants, culottes, kimono tops and capes with intricate dori embroidery and surface ornamentation.