Known for her very practical organic clothing, Mrinalini Gupta ‘Banaras’ was a feminine fashionable offering of minimal rustic glamour. The silhouettes were comfortable layered and cinched at the waist with belts, there were floppy homeless jackets, coffee soaked shirts, tea stained tunics, waistcoats, bag jackets, loosely knotted kurtas and lungi skirts.
The pale and dark tones of beige were perfectly combined for the mix and match separates. Ribbed knits appeared for long sleeve hand knitted Tees worn with baggy draped pants. Indigo crushed cotton was turned into voluminous pants, while collared gilets, sleeveless cropped tops and frayed edge slip-on covers added style to the look.
Harem pants were a constant in the collection, along with some interesting crinkle pants sporting folded cuffs at the waist. The pleated paper bag harem pants looked comfy with the patched elbow shirt, while long figure hugging maxis, grey drop-crotch pants and front knotted top, were relaxed additions. The final slim line of maxis was teamed with pencil skirts, while the red skirt and cropped top with a cool cover completed the look.
Saris were given the contemporary treatment edged with detailing or lace, while some were livened with red and black borders.