Ashima Leena show @ India Fashion Week F/ W 15-16
    March 30, 2015


    The duo showcased a collection that was inspired by the ancient nomadic tribes of India. Enveloped in eclectic prints, pleats and patchworks; there was a sumptuous interplay between geometrics and paisley. With a wood covered runway, models walked wearing garments that were drenched in warm pastels of red, sunset orange, gilded gold, deep orchid and hints of sapphire. Breezy and effortless silhouettes, embroidered waistcoats were matched with flowy kaftans and printed silk saris. Sheer blouses with plunging necklines were appliquéd with intricate brocade work, followed by sheer-lined harem pants and colorful bandanas. Chunks of silver jewelry gave a tribal-luxe appeal to the entire collection, as high-slit kurtas were adorned with arty pom-poms and worn over Gandhian-pants. Tailored coats were patch worked to perfection and paired with crepe dupattas and unstructured long skirts. Fitted coats were gathered at the waist and accompanied by embroidered necklines in deep V’s and daring plunges. Multi-layered lehengas in monochromatic tones were crafted from gauzy fabrics like lightweight tulle, followed by the traditional ‘shilwar-kameez’ and loose-fitted robes. With a Bohemian-gypsy design aesthetic, colorful palazzo pants were matched with languidly cowl tops and pleated A-line silk skirts.

    Contributed by – Duhin Ganju
    Pics by – Vidushi Gupta

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