With a runway covered with handmade dolls and a live music orchestra, Aneeth Arora presented a collection that was inspired by the different military styles of 30’s. With a very androgynous approach towards clothing, garments had an English influence as Scottish plaids were incorporated onto garments that were crafted from super-authentic fabrics like wool, khadi and silk. Bell-sleeved ponchos were worn over knitted jumpers and slouched harem trousers. Peter Pan-collared jackets were worn under patch worked shrugs and checkered scarves wrapped around the necklines. Skirts with pleated hemlines were matched with double-breasted woolen trenches, as floral boots became the perfect must-have footwear. Striped dresses were worn over crinkled kurtas, followed by sleek Nehru jackets and tweedy structured overcoats. Selvedge denims and Galax pants were worn over cotton–buttoned shirt dresses and suede belted robes. Loose-fitted overalls with keyhole backlines and baby doll skirts made the perfect trendsetter on the runway, followed by macramé lace dresses and squishy pom-pom hats. English Chesterfields contained hand-embroidered bodices and quilted jackets were adorned with intricate threadwork.
Contributed by – Duhin Ganju
Pics by – Vidushi Gupta