By Puja Gupta
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANSlife) Day 3 of the digital Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 21 saw contemporary embroidery export house, Milaaya Embroideries, launch its fashion brand ‘Gaya'.
Through a fashion film, it showcased a line of lounge wear for women consisting of two collections -- Palm Leaf and Loungy Denims.
The Palm Leaf collection depicts the New Earth, comprising of playful, comfortable dresses, bomber and track sets, sweatshirts, pyjama sets, robes, kaftans, camisoles and t-shirts in tropical prints. The vibrant colours teamed with intricate thread and bead embroidery are made of soft knits, silks and cottons.
The Loungy Denims collection is a stylised mix of modern silhouettes, innovative embellishment and interesting patch-work in a comfortable style which depicts the transition from loungewear from day to evening wear 'smart-lounge'.
Designer Anuradha Kuli also launched her SS'21 collection which includes sarees, mekhela chadar, dupattas, scarves and stoles in fabrics like Endi silk, Muga Silk, Nuni Silk, Spun silk and pure cotton. The designer has used vegetable dyes using raw materials such as turmeric, lac, iron, harda and manjishta to give vibrant colours to the outfits.
Speaking about the collection, Kuli, who specialises in traditional ethnic wear from Assam, said: "Looking back at time, I can truly say today that the designs of all my collections are a pot-pouri of all the experience and inputs I have gathered primarily from all my mentors of the craft council of Assam and India at large, which I try to give shape in my fabrics."
Designer Rimi Nayak's spring/summer 2021 collection ‘Bloom' "narrates the story of hope and positivity" and celebrates "that feeling called Spring". Her collection included maxi dresses, shirts, skirts and jackets in prints of tropical foliage in bright and vibrant hues and free-flowing silhouettes.
Ashima Leena's latest collection ‘Umme Rabab' pays tribute to the craftsmen and weavers of the textile industry. This collection combines hand embroidery in the form of curated textiles with classic AL Maharani silhouettes.
The line-up included lengthened jackets that can be worn with any of the classic silhouettes, peplums, circular lehengas, applique delicate sarees with jewelled tassels with chanderi and brocade woven odhni's along with antique gold fabrics, tiny hand embroidered beads and intricately appliqued brocades.
Mustard, muted turmeric, soft dusky pink, ivory, pomegranate red, iron black, beaten gold, bold pinks, deep emerald, and sand like beige create the background for the collection. Applique work on unique brocade fabrics, French knots and detailed zardozi embroidery in paisley patterns along with beadwork and hand-made tassels added to the drama.
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